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The William T. Vollmann Collection
A Guide and Inventory
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Guide Compiled by Eileen Krajewski, Tara Mallory, Lisa Iacobellis.


INTRODUCTION

William T. Vollmann, 1959-, Santa Monica, California. Educated at Deep Springs College, Cornell University, and the University of California at Berkeley. Vollmann is a complex and innovative novelist and journalist who has often mixed the two genres, and who often includes autobiographical elements in the mix. He is also an artist and photographer, and has included this kind of work in his books. In addition, he is a maker of artists’ book, and distributes them through his own press, Cotangent Press.

This collection is a continuation of OSU's archival holdings for this author (see also WTV 1980-2000). It contains materials acquired in 2005-06, but spanning the period from 1977 to 2007. Included here are some writings from Vollmann's college days, as well as notes, research materials, drafts and correspondence related to The Song of Heaven, You Bright and Risen Angels, The Convict Bird, The Rainbow Stories, the Seven Dreams cycle, The Ice-Shirt, Fathers and Crows, The Rifles, Argall, Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs, Whores for Gloria, An Afghanistan Picture Show, Butterfly Stories, The Grave of Lost Stories, The Atlas, The Royal Family, Rising Up and Rising Down, Europe Central, Uncentering the Earth, Book of Candles, and Poor People. In addition, there are numerous reviews and interviews with the author.




Overview of the Collection:

Repository:Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
Identification:Spec.cms.318
Creator:William T. Vollmann
Title:The William T. Vollmann Collection, 2001-2007
Dates:1977-2007
Quantity:242 folders in 44 document boxes, plus 2 boxes containing art works
Description:Includes notes, complete and partial drafts of Vollmann's work (both books and articles), correspondence, maps, drawings, and other artistic media.





Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1

Folder Numbers 1-6

  1. College writings 1977-1982
    • Just a Beginning (Indiana University-Bloomington literary magazine). Spring 1977. “Mirage Unfounded,” untitled essay, “The Endless Rite,” all published under Bill Vollmann. 16 sheets of ts.
    • The Eating: A Graveyard Comedy in One Act. 1977. Under William Vollmann. Drawings included. With commentary and class grade. 22 sheets of ts.
    • The Eating: A Graveyard Comedy in One Act. 1977. With commentary and class grade. 1 sheet of ts.
    • “Dream Sequence.” 2/18/1978. 3 sheets of ts.
    • “Swimming in the Chess Bowl: Some Thoughts on Treasure-Hunting.” 1982. Commentary and class grade. 11 sheets of ts.
    • “The Reason Why.” Undated. 1 sheet of ts.
    • “Myth.” Undated. 2 sheets of ts.
    • “The Black Stone.” Undated. 2 sheets of ts.
    • “A Tale of the Seas.” Undated. With commentary. 6 sheets of ts.
    • Untitled. Undated. 4 sheets of ts.
    • Untitled. Undated. 6 sheets of ts.
    • Untitled. Undated. 4 sheets of ts.
    • Untitled. Undated. 3 sheets of ts.
    • Untitled. Undated. 1 sheet of ts.
    • Untitled. Undated. 2 sheets of ts.
    • Untitled. Undated. 4 sheets of ts.
    • Untitled. Undated. 5 sheets of ts.
    • Untitled. Undated. 5 sheets of ts. Drawing included

  2. The Song of Heaven 1980-1981
    • “The Song of Heaven: Grammar and Rhetoric in Literature and Political Action.” April 1980-April 1981. With copies of photographs. Preface i-vi; Photographs vii; Introductory Remarks on Rhetoric, Grammar and Signs viii-xiv. 138 sheets of ts.

  3. Contents:
    • Letter from Vollmann to The Moses Coit Tyler Prize Committee (never sent). 5/25/1980
    • “Seabrook Station: Should It Be Built?” 12/3/1980. With commentary and notes. 18 sheets of ts.

  4. You Bright and Risen Angels 1987
    • Handwritten note by Vollmann. 1 sheet of ts.
    • Reviews of You Bright and Risen Angels. Includes:
        Dated Reviews
      • “You Bright and Risen Angels.” Kirkus Reviews. 1 page. 4/1/1987
      • “You Bright and Risen Angels.” By Eileen Battersby. Image. 1 page. 5/1987
      • “You Bright and Risen Angels.” New Statesman. 1 page. 5/1/1987 2 copies.
      • “You Bright and Risen Angels.” By Edward B. St. John. Library Journal. 1 page. 5/15/1987 2 copies.
      • “On the Wild, Sadistic Side.” By Aleka Chase. San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle. 2 pages. 5/31/1987 3 copies.
      • “Reading Matters.” By Sean Macaulay. 1 page. 6/1987
      • “Tune In, Turn On, Short Out.” By Gail Pool. The New York Times. 1 page. 6/21/1987
      • “Preview Books.” By John Gill. 1 page. 6/29-7/6/1987
      • “Long on imagination, but short on soul.” By Ed Dalton. Providence Sunday Journal. 1 page. 7/5/1987
      • “Vollman’s [sic] epic takes diligence.” By Robin DeMonia. The Anniston Star. 1 page. 7/19/1987
      • “Worlds-apart vies of a world apart.” By Jeff Riggenbach. San Jose Mercury News. 1 page. 7/19/1987
      • “A new era of sophisticated voices.” By Bruce Allen. USA Today. 1 page. 8/4/1987
      • “You Bright and Risen Angels: A Cartoon.” Spectrum. 1 page. 9/1987
      • “You Bright and Risen Angels.” Book People. 1 page. 11/1987
      • “Sense and Sensibility.” By Scott Bradfield. City Limits. 1 page. 12/10-12/17/1987
      • “The Critic Spits.” By Kathy Acker. City Limits. 1 page. 12/17/1987 2 copies.
        Undated Reviews
      • “You Bright and Risen Angels.” Publishers Weekly. 1 page.
      • “You Bright and Risen Angels.” Guernsey Evening Press. 1 page.

  5. The Convict Bird: A Children’s Poem 1987-1988
    • The Convict Bird: A Children’s Poem. CoTangent Press: Catalog 1987-88. 2 sheets of ts.

  6. The Rainbow Stories 1989
    • The Rainbow Stories. Pages 537-541. 5 sheets of ts.
    • Reviews of The Rainbow Stories. Includes:
        Dated Reviews
      • “The book world’s New Year honours list.” By Eileen Battersby. The Irish Times. 1 page. 12/31/1988
      • “Books.” By Emma Dally. Cosmopolitan. 1 page. 1/1989
      • “Theatre of destruction: The Rainbow Stories.” By Paul Oldfield. The New Statesman. 1 page. 2/3/1989
      • “Fancy flight of a mushroom man.” By Giles Smith. The Independent. 1 page. 2/4/1989
      • “Mirrors and Rainbows.” By Oliver Harris with a little help from Paul Bowles. City Limits. 1 page. 2/9-2/17/1989
      • “Down and Out in San Francisco.” By Noah Richler. Punch. 1 page. 2/10/1989
      • “Malice Springs.” By Duncan Wu. The Telegraph. 1 page. 2/25/1989
      • “The Rainbow Stories.” By Clare O’Brien. Sounds. 1 page. 3/25/1989
      • “The Rainbow Stories.” Publishers Weekly. 1 page. 5/5/1989 With business card from John Glusman attached. 4/28
      • “Insoluble colour problem.” By Lucasta Miller. The Spectator. 2 pages. 5/6/1989 With letter from Jane to Vollmann attached. 5/15/1989
      • “The Rainbow Stories.” 2 pages. 5/15/1989. With business card from John Glusman attached. 5/17
      • “The Rainbow Stories.” Review of Contemporary Fiction. 2 pages. Summer 1989. With business card from John Glusman attached. 7/21/1989
      • “The Rainbow Stories.” Booklist. 1 page. 6/15/1989; “The Rainbow Stories.” Kirkus Reviews. 1 page. 5/15/1989; “A domineering talent.” By John Calvin Batchelor. Chicago Tribune. 1 page. 6/26/1989 Stapled together with letter to Janice from E. 7/19/1989
      • “The Rainbow Stories.” Booklist. 1 page. 6/15/1989 With business card from John Glusman attached.
      • “A Domineering Talent.” By John Calvin Batchelor. Chicago Tribune. 1 page. 6/26/1989 With business card from John Glusman attached.
      • “Writer casts his lot with the outcasts.” By Madison smart Bell. The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1 page. 7/9/1989 With business card from John Glusman attached.
      • “The Yawp of Reason.” By Richard Eder. Los Angeles Times. 1 page. 7/16/1989 2 copies. 1 copy with business card from John Glusman attached.
      • “Barriers.” By Robert Merritt. Richmond Times-Dispatch. 1 page. 7/23/1989 With business card from John Glusman attached.
      • “Stories of Grit, Wit and Neo-Nazi Skinheads.” By Pauline Mayer. 1 page. 8/6/1989 With business card from Elis Simon Goodman attached.
      • “California Screaming.” By Caryn James. The New York Times Book Review. 2 pages. 8/13/1989 3 photocopies, 1 original. Business card from John Glusman attached to one photocopy. 8/14/1989
      • “Murky Hues in Fog City.” By Peter Handel. San Francisco Chronicle. 2 pages. 8/27/1989 3 photocopies, 1 original. Business card from John Glusman attached to one photocopy. 8/30/1989
      • “Review of The Rainbow Stories by William T. Vollmann.” All Things Considered. 2 pages. Tape 2:47. 9/6/1989 2 copies. Business card from John Glusman attached to one copy.
      • “‘Stories’ delve into lost souls.” By Carl Schoettler. Baltimore Evening Sun. 1 page. 9/26/1989
      • “Short On Words, Long On Talent.” By Kris McGovern. San Diego Magazine. 2 pages. 10/1989 With business card from John Glusman attached.
      • “Books of the year: reviewers’ choice.” By Edward Blishen. The Tablet. 1 page. 11/25/1989 2 copies.
      • “William Vollmann captures a gritty rainbow.” By Mary Pipher. Sunday Journal-Star. 1 page. 12/24/1989 5 copies.
        Undated Reviews
      • “Portraits of the South and San Francisco.” By Pauline Mayer. Cleveland Plain Dealer. 1 page. 2 copies. With business card from John Glusman attached. 8/28
      • “Praise for The Rainbow Stories by William T. Vollmann.” Excerpts of reviews by Peter Straub, author of Koko; Jonathan Franzen, author of The Twenty-Seventh City; David Foster Wallace, author of The Broom of the System; and Stephen Wright, author of Meditations in Green. 1 page. With business card from John Glusman attached. 4/14
      • “The Rainbow Stories.” 1 page. Los Angeles Times. 1 page.
      • “The Rainbow Stories.” By Richard Gehr. 1 page. 2 photocopies, 1 original.
      • “The Rainbow Stories.” By Edward B. St. John. 1 page. With business card from John Glusman attached. 6/6
      • “The Rainbow Stories.” By Fred Turner. Boston Phoenix. 3 copies. Business card from John Glusman attached to one copy.



Box 2

Folder Numbers 7-12
  1. The Ice-Shirt (First of Seven Dreams) 1990
    • The Ice-Shirt. Bound manuscript. 412 pages.

  2. Contents:
    • “Ellesmere Island Trip 1989.” Typed with handwritten notes. 11 sheets of ts.
    • Research for The Ice Shirt. Includes:
      • “19th-Century Ethnology. 2 pages.
      • The Animals’ Voice Magazine. Vol. 2, No 6.
      • The Finds From Herjolfsnes. 4 pages.
      • Greenland. 8 pages.
      • Greenland 1985. 12 pages.
      • “Greenland: Eastern Settlement.” From A History of the Vikings. 1 sheet of ts.
      • Kalaallit Nunaat Greenland: South Greenland. Map.
      • Kalaallit Nunaat Grønland: The Middle West Coast. Map.
      • Nuuk-Godthåb Tourist News. 46 pages.
      • “The Polar Psychology Project (PPP): A Binational Investigation of Bipolar Adaptation. 5 pages.
      • “Weatherhaven.” Folder with 13 sheets of ts.

  3. Contents:
    • Packet containing: “Eskimo rehabilitation Program at Craig Harbour,” “Report of Findings of An Alleged Promise of Government to Finance the Return of Inuit at Resolute and Grise Fiord to Their Original Homes at Port Harrison (Inukjuak) and Pond Inlet.” Approx. 87 pages.

  4. Contents:
    • Reviews of The Rifles. Includes:
        Dated Reviews
      • “Discovering America before Columbus.” By Mark Illis. The Spectator. 2 pages. 4/28/1990
      • “Out Now.” Books. 1 page. 5/1990
      • “Not so Sade, as risible.” By Norman Shrapnel. 1 page. 5/31/1990 2 copies.
      • “Story of America from scratch.” By James Wood. The Times. 1 page. 5/31/1990 2 copies.
      • “Symbolic history.” By Noah Richler. 1 page. 6/8/1990
      • “The Ice Shirt.” By Suzi Feay. Time Out. 1 page. 6/18/1990
      • “The Ice Shirt.” Kirkus Reviews. 1 page. 8/1/1990 With note from Paul attached.
      • “The Ice Shirt: First of Seven Dreams, A Book of North American Landscapes.” Publishers Weekly. 1 page. 8/3/1990
      • “An Icy Saga of North America.” By Paul Duguid. Review. 1 page. 10/7/1990. 2 photocopies, 1 original.
      • “From the Folks Who Brought Us Winter.” By David Sacks. The New York Times Book Review. 1 page. 10/14/1990 1 photocopy, 1 original.
      • “The Story of America as Told in Icelandic Sagas.” By Richard Eder. Los Angeles Times. 1 page. 10/25/1990 2 photocopies, 1 original.
      • “Vollman [sic] starts what may be extraordinary ‘dream.’” By Larry McCaffery. San Diego Union. 1 page. 11/4/1990 3 copies.
      • “Viking tale of myth and mystery.” By Gary Lee Stonum. Cleveland Plain Dealer. 1 page. 11/5/1990 2 copies.
      • “Turning North: A fictional account of the Norse kings’ conquests.” By Bruce Allen. The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1 page. 12/23/1990 2 copies.
      • “Endless Pursuits, Inevitable Captures, Merciless Punishments.” By Duncan Bock. American Book Review. 11 pages. 1/15/1991 With accompanying letter from Duncan Bock. 3/6/1991
      • “Pynchonesque maybe, but windy: Vinland saga sags.” By Joel Yanofsky. 1 page. 5/11/1991 With note from Bruce attached.
      • “The Ice-Shirt Cometh.” By Duncan Bock. American Book Review. 1 page. 10/1991-11/1991 3 photocopies, 1 original.
      • “Praise for Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes.” Excerpts of reviews of The Ice-Shirt (from The New York Times Book Review), Father and Crows (from The Washington Post), and The Rifles (from The New York Times Book Review). By Penguin USA. 2 pages. 5/31/2001
        Undated Reviews
      • “The Ice-Shirt.” By K. Spielmann. Puncture Magazine. 2 pages.

  5. Seven Dreams 1990-1993
    • Seven Dreams: Description of Project.” 4 pages. 2 copies.
    • Seven Dreams: Description of Project.” 4 pages. 1 copy.
    • Seven Dreams. Part of manuscript in progress. Approx. 61 sheets of ts. With accompanying handwritten letter from Vollmann to Professor Carol Clover. 1/10/1988
    • “Focus—1 of 7 Stories” The Gazette (Montreal). 3 pages. 3/11/1993
    • “From D.L. (Dennis) Stossel, To D.L. (Dennis) Stossel, Polar Affairs.” 1 page.

  6. Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs 1991
    • Untitled. CoTangent Press. 1 sheet of ts.
    • “The Happy Girls: Epitaph for Mien.” Manuscript with handwritten comments and numbering. Approx. 18 pages.
    • “The Ghost of Magnetism. P.2-62.



Box 3

Folder Numbers 13-14
  1. Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs
    • Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs. Manuscript. Approx. 337 pages. Handwritten note by E.R. 12/6/1991
    • Handwritten note to Vollmann. 1/31/1992
  2. Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs
    • Reviews of Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs. Includes:
        Dated Reviews
      • “The holy book and the best cheese buns.” By Ruth Pavey. Observer. 1 page. 10/6/1991
      • Untitled. Herald Express. 1 page. 10/8/1991
      • “Tales from the wrong side of the tracks.” By Helen Nowicka. Northern Echo. 1 page. 10/10/1991
      • “Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs.” By Colin James Donald. City Limits. 1 page. 10/16/1991
      • “Talent among the tumbleweed.” By Christopher Wordsworth. The Guardian. 1 page. 10/17/1991
      • “Recommended fiction.” i-D Magazine. 1 page. 11/1991
      • “Unstoppable by worldly voices.” By Natasha Walter. Weekend Telegraph. 1 page. 11/16/1991 2 copies.
      • “Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs.” London Review of Books. 1 page. 12/5/1991
      • “Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs.” Publishers Weekly. 1 page. 2/11/1993 2 copies.
      • “Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs.” Kirkus Reviews. 1 page. 3/1/1993 2 copies.
      • “Light and Death.” By Autumn Stephens. Review. 1 page. 5/16/1993 2 photocopies, 2 originals.
      • “Stories of a love of San Francisco and hatred of New York.” By Madison Smartt Bell. The Philadelphia Inquirer. 2 pages. 5/16/1993 2 copies.
      • “In the Suburbs of Gun City.” By Catherine Bush. The New York Times Book Review. 1 page. 5/23/1993 2 copies.
      • “A Cast of Characters Found Under a Rock.” By Dan Cryer. New York Newsday. 1 page. 5/24/1993 2 copies.
      • “Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs.” The Reader’s Catalog. 1 page. Summer 1993
      • “Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs.” By Steven Moore. The Review of Contemporary Fiction. 1 page. Summer 1993 2 copies.
      • “Dark and Light Fantastic.” By Paul West. The Washington Post. 1 page. 6/20/1993 2 copies.
      • “Shock Appeal.” By Larry McCaffery. Los Angeles Times Book Review. 2 pages. 8/1/1993 3 photocopies, 3 originals.
      • “Young novelist undertakes bizarre magazine assignment.” By Elisabeth Sherwin. The Davis Enterprise. 1 page. 8/22/1993
        Undated reviews
      • “New American Gothic.” By Mary Hawthorne. 1 page.
      • “Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs.” Publishers Weekly. 1 page. 2 copies.



Box 4

Folder Numbers 15-20
  1. Whores for Gloria 1991
    • Huren für Gloria. German translation of Whores for Gloria. Published by Suhrkamp Roman.

  2. Whores for Gloria
    • Paperback book covers. Quantity: 2

  3. Whores for Gloria
    • Chapter 4 excerpt. With handwritten notes and numbering. 6 sheets of ts.

  4. Whores for Gloria
    • Royalty statement. 1 sheet of ts.
    • Papers regarding film version. Includes: résumé of Michael Alan Kahn; letter from Michael Kahn to Vollmann, 1/16/1998; letter from Michael Kahn to Vollmann, 1/23/1998; letter from Karl R. Austen to Vollmann, 4/16/1998, with draft of Option/Purchase Agreement, Short Form Option, Short Form Assignment, Publisher’s and Spousal Consent (pages contain handwritten response from Vollmann and commentary). 28 sheets of ts.
    • “Screenplay Treatment of Whores for Gloria.” By Vollmann. 24 sheets of ts.
    • Article on Ken Miller. “Student cameraman captures ‘people on fringes of society.’” By Mary Ann Seawell. Campus Report (Stanford University). 1 page. 2/12/1992

  5. Whores for Gloria
    • Reviews of Whores for Gloria. Includes:
        Dated Reviews
      • “Whores for Gloria.” Publishers Weekly. 1 page. 11/15/1991
      • “Our Lady Of [sic] the Streets.” By Vince Passaro. FanFare. 1 page. 12/22/1991 2 copies. Business card from Fred Jordan attached to one copy.
      • “Hope and desire on skid row.” By Madison Smartt Bell. The Boston Sunday Globe. 1 page. 12/29/1991 3 photocopies, 1 original.
      • “Short list…” By Paul Gediman. Mirabella. 1 page. 1/1992 1 photocopy, 1 original.
      • “Whores for Gloria.” By Edward B. St. John. Library Journal. 1 page. 1/1992 2 copies. Business card from Fred Jordan attached to one copy.
      • “A drifter in San Francisco.” Richmond Times-Dispatch. 1 page. 1/12/1992
      • “In short.” By Margo Mifflin. Entertainment Weekly. 1 page 1/17/1992
      • “‘Whores’ a nightmare of obsession.” By Richard Shahan. Sunday Denver Post. 1 page. 1/26/1992 3 photocopies, 1 original.
      • “The Strange Case of William Vollmann.” By Joseph Hooper. Esquire. 1 page. 2/1992 4 photocopies, 1 original.
      • “Whores for Gloria.” By Eli Gottlieb. Voice Literary Supplement. 1 page. 2/1992 3 copies. Business card from John A. Glusman attached to one copy.
      • “A search for love amid squalor.” By John Rochy. The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1 page. 2/2/1992 2 copies.
      • “The Girl of His Dreams.” By Catherine Texier. 1 copy. 2/16/1992
      • “Gritty Search for the Elusive Gloria.” By Ian Anderson. San Francisco Chronicle. 1 page. 3/1/1992 2 photocopies, 2 originals.
      • “Depravity Meets Beauty In Search For Love.” By David Staton. Albuquerque Journal. 1 page. 3/29/1992
      • “Whores for Gloria.” By MAD. Hype. 2 pages. 6/1992
      • “‘Gloria’s’ fourth world: Takin’ it from the streets.” By Gary Kaufman. San Francisco Examiner. 2 pages. 6/29/1992
        Undated Reviews
      • “Night Writer.” By Cary Tennis. 2 pages.
      • “Whores for Gloria.” By Steven Moore. The Review of Contemporary Fiction. 1 page. 2 copies. Handwritten notes from Steven Moore to Vollmann on both copies.

  6. An Afghanistan Picture Show 1992
    • Reviews of An Afghanistan Picture Show. Includes:
        Dated Reviews
      • “An Afghanistan Picture Show: Or How I Saved the World.” Publishers Weekly. 2 pages. 5/18/1992
      • “End of the Pass.” By William McGowan. Los Angeles Times. 2 pages. 7/19/1992 6 photocopies, 3 originals.
      • “Send Stronger Americans.” By Annette Kobak. The New York Times Book Review. 2 pages. 7/26/1992 1 photocopy, 1 original.
      • “A probing report on Pakistan, Afghanistan.” By Timothy Hunter. The Cleveland Plain Dealer. 1 page. 8/8/1992 3 copies.
      • “Soul-Strain of a Cheat.” By Michael Singer. The Daily Californian. 2 pages. 8/21/1992 3 photocopies, 1 original.
      • “Fact and Fiction Blend in Vollmann’s Work.” By Joel Lewis. San Francisco Chronicle. 1 page. 10/18/1992
        Undated Reviews
      • “An Afghanistan Picture Show: Or How I Saved the World.” By Katherine Spielmann. Puncture Magazine. 1 page.



Box 5

Folder Numbers 21
  1. An Afghanistan Picture Show
    • Manuscript. 257 pages.



Box 6

Folder Numbers 22-23
  1. An Afghanistan Picture Show
    • Manuscript. 198 pages.

  2. An Afghanistan Picture Show
    • Incomplete manuscript (multiple pages missing). Approx. 193 pages.



Box 7

Folder Numbers 24-32
  1. Fathers and Crows 1992
    • Note from Paul. 1 page.
    • Reviews of Fathers and Crows. Includes:
        Dated Reviews
      • “Fathers and Crows.” Kirkus Reviews. 1 page. 6/1/1992 2 copies.
      • “Fathers and Crows.” Publishers Weekly. 1 page. 6/15/1992 2 copies.
      • “A tale of two saints.” By Madison Smartt Bell. Chicago Tribune. 1 page. 7/26/1992
      • “Fathers and Crows.” By Eward B. St. John. Library Journal. 1 page. 8/1992 3 copies.
      • “William Vollmann: An Artist in the American Grain.” By Steven Moore. The Washington Post. 2 pages. 8/2/1992 1 photocopy, 1 original.
      • “Three from William T. Vollmann.” Includes “Epic ‘Fathers and Crows’; cryptic, touching ‘Gloria,’” by Bruce Allen; and “‘Afghanistan’: Politics and personal struggle,” by Madison Smartt Bell. USA Today. 1 page. 8/13/1992 4 photocopies, 1 original.
      • “Vollmann’s ‘Fathers’ is a visionary novel.” By Carlton Smith. San Diego Union Book Review. 1 page. 8/16/1992 2 photocopies, 1 original.
      • “Collision of Cultures.” By John Skow. Time. 2 pages. 8/31/1992 2 photocopies, 1 original.
      • “Fiery calm.” By Paul Craig. The Sacramento Bee. 2 pages. 9/8/1992 2 copies.
      • “Dips into history.” By Stephen Amidon. Financial Times. 1 page. 9/26/1992
      • “Visions of William the Blind.” By Noah Richler. The Guardian. 1 page. 10/8/1992
      • “Along the stream of time.” By Eric Korn. Times Literary Supplement. 1 page. 10/23/1992
      • “Talent, but sterner stuff required.” By Mark Archer. The Spectator. 1 page. 10/23/1992
      • “Scalpers from Sheffield.” By Peter Guttridge. Weekend Independent. 1 page. 10/24/1992
      • Stapled packet of reviews with note from Paul the Thin. Includes: “William Vollmann: An Artist in the American Grain,” “Collision of Cultures,” "A tale of two saints," "Three from William T. Vollmann," “Fire and Ice,” “In Parkman’s Footsteps,” “Jesuit and Indian Souls Bared in Combat,” “An American Aboriginal,” “William T. Vollmann,” and “Offbeat novel tells story of Indians’ fall to Europeans.” 13 sheets of ts.
        Undated Reviews
      • “Painting a literary landscape.” By Paul Pintarich. Los Angeles Times. 1 page.

  2. Butterfly Stories 1993
    • Manuscript. 129 pages.

  3. Butterfly Stories
    • Manuscript. p. 1-85.

  4. Butterfly Stories
    • “The Butterfly Give” and “The Dancer and the Prophet.” 14 pages.

  5. Butterfly Stories
    • Editorial queries. 10 pages. 2 copies.

  6. Butterfly Stories
    • Book jackets. Quantity: 2

  7. Butterfly Stories
    • Contract with Grove Press for manuscript. 12 pages. 2 copies.
    • Letter from Ulrike Ladenbauer to Vollmann. 12/30/1997

  8. Butterfly Stories
    • “Butterfly Stories.” Associated Press article by Randall Hackley. Includes dates and publications in which article appears. 1 page.
    • Reviews of Butterfly Stories. Includes:
        Date Reviews
      • “Butterfly Stories.” Booklist. 1 page. 9/15/1993 2 copies.
      • “Novels of the bizarre and the exotic.” Boston Phoenix. 1 page. 9/17/1993 2 copies.
      • “The Heart Is a Lonely Journalist.” By Tirdad Derakhshani. Philadelphia City Paper. 1 page. 9/24-10/1/1993 2 copies.
      • Untitled. By William T. Vollmann. Boston Phoenix Literary Section. 1 page. 10/1993 2 copies.
      • “Butterfly Stories.” Publishers Weekly. 1 page. 10/11/1993 2 copies.
      • “In Brief.” By Verity Mason. The Independent on Sunday. 1 page. 10/31/1993
      • “Farewell, My Concubines.” By Chuck Stephens. San Francisco Bay Guardian Literary Supplement. 1 page. 11/1993 3 copies.
      • “Butterfly Stories.” By Edward B. St. John. Library Journal. 1 page. 11/1/1993 2 copies.
      • “A passion for taxi girls.” By David Montrose. The Times Literary Supplement. 1 page. 11/5/1993
      • “Away from screen and disc, lost in the beauty of a wall of words.” By Sven Birkerts. The Boston Sunday Globe. 1 page. 11/7/1993 2 copies.
      • “Above and Beyond.” The New Yorker. 1 page. 11/8/1993 2 copies.
      • “Butterfly Stories.” The Herald (UK). 1 page. 11/13/1993
      • “A man shaped by humiliation as a child.” By David Shields. The Philadelphia Inquirer. 2 pages. 11/14/1993 2 copies.
      • “The Most Honest Form of Love.” By Geoff Ryman. The New York Times Book Review. 1 page. 11/14/1993 3 copies.
      • “Going to Extremes.” By David L. Ulin. Los Angeles Reader. 1 page. 11/19/1993 2 copies.
      • “Weird and wonderful.” By Laurence O’Toole. New Statesman and Society. 1 page. 11/19/1993
      • “And Bear in Mind.” The New York Times Book Review. 1 page. 11/21/1993 2 copies.
      • “Fitting above the postmodern moral sludge.” By Douglas Glover. The Boston Sunday Globe. 1 page. 11/21/1993 2 copies.
      • “All the wrong places.” By Madison Smartt Bell. Chicago Tribune. 1 page. 11/28/1993 3 copies. With handwritten note from Chase on one copy.
      • “Book Wrap.” The Oregonian. 1 page. 11/30/1993 2 copies.
      • “Book Ends.” By J.S. The Bookpress. 1 page. 12/1993 2 copies.
      • “Butterfly Stories.” By Jim Lewis. Details. 1 page. 12/1993 5 copies.
      • “Brutal Hedonism Wears A Humanistic Mask.” By Jonathan Dee. New York Newsday. 1 page. 12/1/1993 2 copies.
      • “Tough truth lets flight of fantasy soar.” By Paul Craig. The Sacramento Bee. 12/2/1993
      • “Notable Books of the Year 1993.” The New York Times Book Review. 1 page. 12/5/1993 2 copies.
      • “Obsessions swirl around dark drama.” By Paul Craig. The Houston Post. 1 page. 12/5/1993 2 copies.
      • “Author Vollmann revisits the literary underworld.” By David Kushner. The Charlotte Observer. 1 page. 12/19/1993 2 copies.
      • “Butterfly devoid of beauty.” By June Arney. The Virginian-Pilot and Ledger-Star. 1 page. 1/2/1994 2 copies.
      • “Butterfly Stories.” Los Angeles Times Book Review. 1 page. 1/9/1994 2 copies.
      • “Depression runs throughout novel.” By Denney Clements. The Wichita Eagle. 1/16/1994 2 copies.
      • “Journeys in a Bleak Landscape.” By Benedict Cosgrove. San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle. 1 page. 1/16/1994
      • “Butterfly Stories.” Stockton Record. 1 page. 2/17/1994
      • “Book Review: ‘Butterfly Stories” flutters way off intended course. By Randall Hackley. Key West Citizen. 1 page. 2/28/1994
      • “Butterfly Stories.” By Steven Moore. Review of Contemporary Fiction. 1 page. Spring 1994 4 copies.
      • “Courting Lawyers and Whores.” By Gary Amdahl. Hungry Mind Review. 3 pages. Spring 1994
      • “Dream Factory.” By Sven Birkerts. The New Republic. 3 pages. 4/11/1994 2 copies.
      • “Butterfly Stories.” By Alexander Laurence. Cups: A Café Journal. 1 page. 5/1994 2 copies.
      • Untitled. The VVA Veteran. 1 page. 5-6/1994
      • “More to Vollmann than fecundity.” By Daniel Posner. The Gazette (Montreal). 1 page. 6/11/1994 3 copies. With handwritten note to Vollmann on one copy.
        Undated Reviews
      • “Butterfly Stories.” By Katherine Spielmann. Puncture. 1 page.
      • “Journeys in a Bleak Landscape.” By Benedict Costgrove. 1 page. 2 copies.
      • “Review: ‘Butterfly Stories’ Flutters Way Off Course.” By Randall Hackley. (See “Butterfly Stories.” Associated Press article by Randall Hackley for dates and publications)
      • “sex…” The Planet. 1 page. 1 photocopy, 1 original.

  9. The Grave of Lost Stories 1993
    • The Grave of Lost Stories. Manuscript. Approx. 66 pages.
    • The Grave of Lost Stories. “Divine Men.” Manuscript with handwritten numbering. “8 shots 2 guns” handwritten on first page. Approx 23 pages.
    • The Grave of Lost Stories. “Divine Men.” Manuscript with handwritten numbering. Number “6” handwritten and circled on first page. Approx. 23 pages.
    • The Grave of Lost Stories. Excerpt. 6 sheets of ts.
    • The Grave of Lost Stories. Page 3. Drawing. 1 sheet.
    • The Grave of Lost Stories. Page 7. 1 sheet of ts. 4 copies, each in a different font size.
    • The Grave of Lost Stories. Page 10. 1 sheet of ts. 2 copies, each in a different font size.
    • The Grave of Lost Stories. CoTangent Press: Catalog 1993. 2 sheets of ts.



Box 8

Folder Numbers 33-38
  1. The Rifles 1994
    • The Rifles. Manuscript. Includes drawings. Approx. 66 pages.

  2. The Rifles
    • Manuscript. Includes drawings. Approx. 66 pages.

  3. The Rifles
    • Drawings. Approx. 45 pages.

  4. Contents:
    • The Rifles. Research. Includes:
      • “Crossroads of Continents: Cultures of Siberia and Alaska.”
      • “Through Indian Country to California”/“Journal of a Voyage with Bering.”
      • Nunavut. Spring 1989. Vol. 8, No. 2.
      • Wildlife Control

  5. Contents:
    • Reviews of The Rifles. Includes:
        Dated Reviews
      • “3 Book Reviews.” By Alexander Laurence. Memo. 1 page. 4/14/1993
      • “The Rifles.” By Edward B. St. John. Library Journal. 1 page. 12/1993
      • “The Rifles: Vol. VI of Seven Dreams.” Kirkus Reviews. 1 page. 12/1/1993
      • “The Rifles.” Publishers Weekly. 1 page. 12/6/1993
      • “Among the Inuit.” By Anne Marie Donahue. The Boston Phoenix Literary Section. 1 page. 2/1994
      • “Deutsch.” The Bookseller. 1 page. 2/11/1994
      • “The Shock of The Newcomer.” By Charles Monaghan. The Washington Post Book World. 1 page. 2/13/1994 2 copies.
      • “Captain Subzero and the Lost Expedition.” By James McManus. The New York Times Book Review. 1 page. 2/27/1994 1 photocopy, 1 original.
      • “Call of the Wild.” By Autumn Stephens. San Francisco Chronicle. 1 page. 3/6/1994
      • “North American dreams: A phantasmagoric new entry in William T. Vollmann’s series of historical novels.” By Steven Moore. Chicago Tribune. 1 page. 3/6/1994
      • “History brought to life in a writer’s dreams.” By Richard Dyer. 1 page. 3/11/1994 2 copies.
      • “Northern Exposure.” By David Ulin. The Nation. 4 pages. 3/21/1994 2 copies.
      • “Obscurely Famous.” By David Streitfeld. The Washington Post Book World. 1 page. 4/10/1994
      • “The Rifles.” By Alicia Metcalf Miller. She Magazine. 1 page. 5/1994
      • “Hunting patterns.” By Will Eaves. The Times Literary Supplement. 1 page. 6/10/1994
      • “Notes on Current Books.” The Virginia Quarterly Review. 1 page. Summer 1994
        Undated Reviews
      • “Fiction in Review.” By Judith Grossman. The Yale Review of Books. 5 pages. Vol. 82, Iss. 2.



Box 9

Folder Number 39
  1. The Atlas 1996
    • Author’s manuscript with handwritten revisions. Approx. 680 pages.



Box 10

Folder Number 40
  1. The Atlas
    • Manuscript. Approx. 467 pages.



Box 11

Folder Number 41
  1. The Atlas
    • Draft. With some handwritten notes and numbering. Approx. 683 pages.



Box 12

Folder Number 42
  1. The Atlas
    • Draft. With some handwritten notes and numbering. Approx. 681 pages.



Box 13

Folder Numbers 43-50
  1. The Atlas
    • Incomplete draft with handwritten revisions. Approx. 185 pages.

  2. The Atlas
    • Excerpts. Approx. 238 sheets of ts.



Box 14

Folder Numbers 51-56
  1. Melville Documents 1998
    • Manuscript. 9 pages. Handwritten note from Sara attached.
    • Draft. 12 pages.
    • Draft. Handwritten by Vollmann. 4 pages.

  2. Contents:
    • “Melville’s magic Mountain.” Civilization Magazine. Vol. 5, No. 1, 1998 p. 56-64. 6 sheets of ts.

  3. Research. Includes:
    • “Hawthorne and His Mosses.” By Herman Melville. Handwritten notes by Vollmann. 8 sheets of ts.
    • “Melville in the Holy Land.” By Alfred Kazin. God and the American Writer. 1997. Handwritten notes by Vollmann. 11 sheets of ts.

  4. Imperial 1998-2005
    • “The Sweet Young Night.” Manuscript. 13 sheets of ts.
    • “Orange County tries new approach to desalination.” By Daniel Weintraub. The Sacramento Bee. 1 page. 7/11/2006

  5. Notebooks:
    • 1998. “Imperial, Sac.” Black, marble-like composition book. Handwritten notes by Vollmann. Approx. 130 pages.
    • 2002. “Imperial.” Blue, “Yierli Notes.” Handwritten notes by Vollmann. Approx. 90 pages.

  6. Contents:
    • Sept. 2002. “Dream.” Black, marble-like composition book. Handwritten notes by Vollmann. Approx. 60 pages.
    • July 2005. “Imperial.” Black, marble-like composition book. Handwritten notes by Vollmann. Approx. 75 pages.



Box 15

Folder Numbers 57-63
  1. The Royal Family 2000
    • La Famille Royale. French translation. Paris, France: Babel, 2006. First edition. 1328 pages.

  2. The Royal Family
    • “The Shame of Your Youth.” Draft and notes. 27 pages.
    • Draft and notes. 22 pages.
    • Draft excerpt. 1995. 5 pages.

  3. The Royal Family
    • The Royal Family. Draft. 1997. Handwritten by Vollmann. 9 pages.
    • The Royal Family. Loose sheets, writing. Handwritten by Vollmann. 65 pages.
    • The Royal Family. Letter from Vollmann to Paul Wilner. 7/24/1998

  4. The Royal Family
    • Research Includes:
      • “City and County of San Francisco Employment Opportunity.” 3 sheets of ts.
      • “Getting Ready for the Physical Ability Test.” San Francisco Police. 5 sheets of ts.
      • “Police Officer Information Booklet.” San Francisco Police. 4 sheets of ts. 2 copies.
      • “In the Municipal Court of the City and County of San Francisco.” 13 pages.

  5. The Royal Family
    • Reviews of The Royal Family. Includes:
        Dated Reviews
      • “The Royal Family.” Publishers Weekly. 1 page. 6/5/2000
      • “The Royal Family.” Kirkus Reviews. 1 page. 6/15/2000
      • “Tenderloin Times.” By Cary Tennis. San Francisco Magazine. 2 pages. 8/2000 2 copies.
      • “The Lower Depths.” By Thomas McGonigle. Los Angeles Times Book Review. 2 pages. 8/6/2000
      • “Every Trick in the Book.” By Ken Foster. San Francisco Chronicle Book Review. 2 pages. 8/6-12/2000
      • “Descending Into Royalty.” By Steve Barnes. The Wall Street Journal. 1 page. 8/11/2000
      • “‘Poet of the demimonde’ reimagines Cain and Abel tale.” By John Freeman. Minneapolis Tribune. 1 page. 8/13/2000
      • “Shunned souls at the haunted heart of ‘Family.’” By John Freeman. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 1 page. 8/13/2000
      • “‘A haunting novel of society’s shunned souls.” By John Freeman. St. Petersburg Times. 1 page. 8/20/2000
      • “Seedy rivalry revisits Cain-Abel tale.” By John Freeman. The Denver Post. 1 page. 8/20/2000
      • “Shunned Souls.” By John Freeman. The Plain Dealer. 1 page. 8/20/2000
      • “Vollmann takes tale of rival brothers and creates beautiful, horrifying epic.” By John Freeman. Memphis Commercial Appeal. 1 page. 8/20/2000
      • “Vollmann can’t live up to promise with empty ‘The Royal Family.’” By Mark Wigginton. The Oregonian. 1 page. 8/27/2000
      • “Red-light fever.” By Cary Tennis. Salon.com Books. 6 pages. 8/28/2000
      • “In the Moral Universe of Prostitutes’ Society.” By Richard Bernstein. The New York Times. 1 page. 8/30/2000
      • “A Real Reign.” By Michelle Goldberg. San Francisco Bay Guardian. 2 pages. 8/30/2000
      • “A Blueprint For Understanding America.” By Thomas McGonigle. The Hartford Courant. 1 page. 9/3/2000
      • “The Royal Family.” The New Yorker. 1 page. 9/4/2000
      • “The Gospel According to W.T.V.” By Magdalen Powers. Williamette Week. 1 page. 9/7/2000
      • “Searching for salvation among life’s wretched refuse.” By Thomas Simpson. Chicago Tribune. 1 page. 9/17/2000
      • “Tenderloin Mercies.” By Paul Di Filippo. The Washington Post. 1 page. 9/17/2000
      • “A Dream of Californication.” By Melvin Jules Bukiet. The Nation. 3 pages. 9/18-25/2000
      • “The Page.” Esquire. 1 page. 10/2000
      • Packet of reviews with letter from “Paul the thin” to Vollmann attached. Includes:
        • “Frisco’s fringes.” By John Freeman. Seattle Weekly. 1 page. 8/24/2000
        • “A Real Reign.” By Michelle Goldberg. San Francisco Bay Guardian. 1 page. 8/30/2000
        • “The Gospel According to W.T.V.” By Magdalen Powers. Williamette Week. 1 page. 9/7/2000
        • “Vollmann prostitutes immense talent in pedantic ‘Royal.’” By Richard Bernstein. The Post-Intelligencer (Seattle). 1 page. 9/8/2000
        • “The Royal Family.” By Steven Moore. Rain Taxi. 1 page. Fall 2000
        • “William Vollmann.” By Michelle Goldberg. Speak. 5 pages. Fall 2000
        • “Royal Pain.” By Michael Anft. City Paper. 1 page. 10/18/2000
        • “‘Royal Family’ filth quickly gets boring.” By William Tuttle. The Post-Intelligencer (Seattle). 1 page. 10/22/2000
        • “Vollmann’s new tour de force.” By Eric Miles Williamson. The Houston Chronicle. 3 pages. 11/5/2000
        • “Double Agent for Cain.” By Ben Ehrenreich. LA Weekly. 2 pages. 11/17-23/2000
        Undated Reviews
      • “William T. Vollmann’s notes from underground.” By K Spielmann. Puncture. 4 pages. With note from Katherine attached.

  6. Notebooks:
    • 1996-1998. “RURD [Rising Up and Rising Down] and Royal.” Black, marble-like composition book. Handwritten notes by Vollmann. Approx. 108 pages.
    • Fall 1997. “Melville Royal.” Black, hardcover booklet. Handwritten notes by Vollmann. Approx. 102 pages.

  7. Contents:
    • 1997. “Homeless.” Pink, marble-like notepad. Handwritten notes by Vollmann. Approx. 46 pages.
    • 1998. “Royal + Argall.” Green spiral notepad. Handwritten notes by Vollmann. Approx. 180 pages.
    • 1998. “Royal Family + FTRA.” Blue and white paperback notebook. Handwritten notes by Vollmann. Approx. 50 pages. Include notes by Vollmann on 2 yellow loose sheets and 2 loose blue sheets.



Box 16

Folder Number 64
  1. Argall 2001
    • Manuscript. Approx. 715 pages.



Box 17

Folder Numbers 65-70
  1. Argall
    • “Seven Dreams.” 42 sheets of ts.

  2. Argall
    • “The Generall Historie of Virginia (1624).” 5 sheets of ts.

  3. Argall
    • p. 716-742. 27 sheets of ts.

  4. Argall
    • “A Chronology of the Seven Ages of Vinland.” 21 sheets of ts.
    • “A Chronology of the Seven Ages of Vinland.” Draft. With handwritten revisions by Vollmann. p. 892-909. 18 sheets of ts.

  5. Argall
    • Various excerpts. With letter from Carla to Vollmann. 99 sheets of ts.

  6. Argall
    • Draft. With handwritten notes and some handwritten pages by Vollmann. Approx. 208 sheets of ts.



Box 18

Folder Numbers 71-81
  1. Argall
    • Draft. With handwritten notes and some handwritten pages by Vollmann. Approx. 127 sheets of ts.

  2. Argall
    • Excerpts with Eric Reid’s comments in margins. 7 pages. With note from Vollmann to Eric Reid. 7/28/1995. With handwritten response from Eric Reid to Vollmann. 9/2/1995
    • Style Sheet. With handwritten note by Vollmann. 7 pages. 1/2001

  3. Argall
    • Queries. 6 sheets of ts. 2/14/2001
    • Vollmann’s responses. 4 pages. With letter from Vollmann to Paul Slovak. 2/26/2001
    • Proofreader’s queries. 24 sheets of ts. 4/24/2001 With letter from Paul to Vollmann. 4/24/2001
    • Second pass. 6 pages. With letter from Dave to Vollmann.

  4. Contents:
    • Argall. Covers. Quantity 2. With letter from Paul to Vollmann.

  5. Contents:
    • Argall. Covers. Quantity 2. With letter from Paul to Vollmann.

  6. Contents:
    • Argall. Front Matter. 20 sheets of ts. With letter from Carla Bolte to Paul Slovak. 1/31/2001

  7. Contents:
    • Notebooks:
      • Jan. 1996. “Thailand-Cambodia.” Mar. 1996. “7 Dreams.” Black, marble-like composition book. Handwritten notes by Vollmann. Approx. 162 pages.
      • Spring 2000. “Argall Notes.” Small, light brown spiral notebook. Approx. 60 pages.

  8. Contents:
    • Research for Argall. Includes:
      • Travel pamphlets: “Buckingham Palace,” “East Lindsey,” “Grimsthorpe Castle,” “How to See Jamestown,” “Jamestown Settlement,” “Jamestown: Where a Nation Began,” “John Smith,” “Sir John Franklin,” “Spilsby,” “Tattershall and Tattershall Thorpe.”
      • East Lindsey: The Secret’s Out! 24 pages.

  9. Contents:
    • “Argall.” Source unknown. p. 67-69. 1 sheet of ts.
    • “Argall Pedigree,” “John Argall,” “Captain Samuel Argall.” Source unknown. p. 814-815.
    • “Sir Samuel Argall.” Source unknown. p. 345-346.
    • Three excerpts: “Argall to Hawkes,” p. 640-645; “Biard to Acquaviva,” p. 700-707; “From the Return of Argall in July, 1614, to the Return of Dale in July, 1616,” p. 729-735. Source unknown.
    • “Appendix III. Copy of John rolfe’s Letter to Sir Thomas Dale Regarding His Marriage to Pocahontas.” Philip L. Barbour. Pocahontas and Her World. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970. p. 247-252.
    • “Introduction: Emotion after the ‘Death of the Subject.’” Rei Terada. Feeling in Theory. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2001. p. 1-47. With handwritten notes.
    • Records of the Virginia Company. Author unknown. p. 12-14, 24-39, 666, 703-709.
    • “A Fhort Dictionary, added unto the former Difcourses of the Indian Language used within the Chessiopiock Bay…” Source unknown. 16 sheets of ts.
    • “The Will of John Rolfe.” Jane Carson. Source unknown. p. 58-65.
    • “Willoughby.” Source unknown. p. 422-423.
    • The Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498-1909. I.N. Phelps Stokes. New York: Robert H. Dodd, 1915-1928. p. 36-43.
    • New Netherland Project. The University of the State of New York, The State Education Department, The New York State Library. Albany, NY 57 pages. With letter from Charles T. Gehring to Vollmann. 3/9/1993
    • “The Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts of Alaska.” 7 pages.
    • “Narragansetts, developers battle over use of R.I. land.” By Ellen Liberman. The Boston Globe. 1 page.
    • “Websites With References to Black Walnuts.” 7 pages.
    • “Class Divisions in Wendaké (‘Huronia’).” With handwritten notes from Bruce to Vollmann. 2 pages.

  10. Contents:
    • Maps of England and Virginia. 48 sheets.
    • Drawings. 4 sheets

  11. Contents:
    • Handwritten notes by Vollmann. 8 sheets of ts.



Box 19

Folder Numbers 82-83
  1. Rising Up and Rising Down 2004
    • Manuscript. With typed note by Vollmann. Approx. 728 pages.

  2. Rising Up and Rising Down.
    • Beginning of text. Manuscript bound in blue folder. With handwritten notes. With typed note from Vollmann to Jake. 6/12/1996 Approx. 194 pages.



Box 20

Folder Numbers 84-74
  1. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Begins with “Self-Defense of Class.” Manuscript bound in blue folder. With handwritten notes. Approx. 177 pages.

  2. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Begins with “Studies in Consequences.” Manuscript bound in blue folder. With handwritten notes. Approx. 212 pages.

  3. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Begins with “Killing Seals.” Manuscript bound in blue folder. With handwritten notes. Approx. 242 pages.

  4. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • “Annexes.” Manuscript bound in blue folder. With handwritten notes. Approx. 126 pages.



Box 21

Folder Numbers 88-100
  1. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • “Draft 1. Deterrence, Retribution and Revenge.” With handwritten notes and revisions by Vollmann. Approx. 87 pages.

  2. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • “Draft 2. Deterrence, Retribution and Revenge.” With handwritten notes and revisions by Vollmann. Approx. 86 pages.

  3. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Excerpt. Annexes F and G. 8 pages. With letter from Vollmann to Ambassador Mohamed Sacirbey. 4/9/1998
    • Excerpt. “Moral Yellowness.” 10 pages. With letter from Vollmann to Colin Harrison. 6/6/1997

  4. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Excerpt. “From Raison d’État to Reason of the Spleen.” With handwritten notes and revisions by Vollmann. 49 pages.

  5. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Excerpt. “Defense of Ground.” With handwritten revisions by Vollmann. p. 271-313. With letter from Michael to Vollmann. 4/3/2001

  6. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Excerpt. “Moral Yellowness.” With revisions. p. 1-10. With letter from Pat Sims to Vollmann. 1/6/1998
    • Excerpts. Includes: “Gypsies,” “Everything Was Waiting,” “Zagreb (Sec 1),” “Are You All Right?,” “The Details Killed Everybody,” “Factions.” Handwritten by Vollmann. 11 sheets of ts.
    • Excerpt. “Are You Alright?” 1 page.
    • Excerpt. With handwritten revisions. 3 sheets of ts.

  7. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Excerpt. “Loyalty, Compulsion and Fear.” With handwritten notes and revisions by Vollmann. Approx. 164 pages.

  8. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Excerpt. “Self-Defense of Gender.” With handwritten notes and revisions by Vollmann. Approx. 36 pages.
    • “The Issue of Illegality Could Not Arise.” With handwritten notes and revisions by Vollmann. Approx. 70 pages.

  9. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Excerpt. “Sadism and Expediency.” With handwritten notes by Vollmann. Approx. 109 pages.

  10. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Draft, Fall 1997. “Self-Defense of Gender.” With handwritten notes and revisions by Vollmann. 31 sheets of ts. With letter from Brad to Vollmann. 11/29/1997

  11. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Excerpt. “Zagreb, Republic of Croatia.” p. 1-38.

  12. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Excerpt. “Zagreb, Republic of Croatia.” 39 sheets of ts.

  13. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Excerpt. “On the Aesthetics of Weapons.” p. 1-44.



Box 22

Folder Numbers 101-105
  1. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Excerpt. “Men in Uniform.” With revisions. 34 sheets of ts.

  2. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • “Earliest notes.” With handwritten notes by Vollmann. 46 sheets of ts.
    • “Defense of Class.” Handwritten by Vollmann. 4 sheets of ts.
    • “Deterrence and Retribution.” With revisions by Vollmann. 12 sheets of ts.
    • Handwritten notes by Vollmann. 1 sheet of ts.
    • “Loyalty, Compulsion and Fear.” With handwritten notes and revisions by Vollmann. 13 sheets of ts.

  3. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Various handwritten notes by Vollmann. 77 sheets of ts.

  4. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • “Letter from Madeline, sourced as MM in RURD def of gender.” 2 sheets of ts.
    • Handwritten letter from Vollmann to Michael Cervieri.
    • Letter from William J. vanden Heuvel to Ambassador Fernando Remirez de Estenoz on behalf of Vollmann’s visit to Cuba. 8/8/1994 With letter from vanden Heuvel to Vollmann attached. 8/10/1994
    • “Notes/draft for voodoo ch. of RURD.” 17 sheets of ts.
    • “Secret Vollmann interview with Khmer Rouge General (Thailand, 1996)—Q and A taped, translated from English to Thai to Khmer and back again, trans. cross-checked by this transcription and trans. by my Cambodian-American gangster-girl, Chheng, 1996.” 16 sheets of ts.

  5. Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Galleys. p. 145-160. With letter from Julie Tate to Vollmann attached.
    • Outline. Approx. 85 sheets of ts.



Box 23

Folder Numbers 106-109
  1. Typed draft of “Thailand: Sex Slave” chapter from Rising Up and Rising Down (2004), including letter from the Thai government criticizing the article, “Thailand: We Free A Sex Slave.” Approx. 65 pages of ts.


  2. Prospectus of Rising Up and Rising Down by “WTV”. 41 pages.


  3. Letter from Vollmann to Various Publishers, inquiring about the publishing of his book Rising Up and Rising Down. Includes the Consideration Package for the publishers, containing the; Introduction, and excerpts from the chapters “Moral Yellowness,” “Trotsky’s Dirty Razor of Terror,” “The War Never Came Here,” and a page of the “moral calculus.”


  4. 2nd Copy. Letter from Vollmann to Various Publishers, inquiring about the publishing of his book Rising Up and Rising Down. Includes the Consideration Package for the publishers, containing the; Introduction, and excerpts from the chapters “Moral Yellowness,” “Trotsky’s Dirty Razor of Terror,” “The War Never Came Here,” and a page of the “moral calculus.”



Box 24

Folder Numbers 110-119
  1. Rising Up and Rising Down notebook from Vollmann’s research in Asia. Including the “Untouchables”, from Japan, and “PULO” from Malaysia (1994). PULO pages are separated off to protect identities.


  2. Research materials on Cambodia, including an article, “Street Gangs: Urban Terrorism,” by Detective Norm Sorenson of the Gang Enforcement Section of Cambodia (1996); containing the definition of a gang, and a list of the known gangs around the area. Materials also include articles and police reports cited in Cambodian-American gang chapter (1996).


  3. Cambodian posters used for research of the Cambodian chapter of Rising Up and Rising Down. Supporting materials for Cambodian chapter (1991-1995); includes 3 cassette tape interview with General Khmer Rouge (1995), Focus Cambodia magazine, the Phnom Penh Post (Sept 10-23, 1993), and Crosslines (Jan-Feb 1994), a magazine about the Development, Humanitarian Relief, and the Environment around the world.


  4. Human Rights Bulletin, containing an article, “The International League Mission to Afghanistan: Human Rights In a Forgotten War,” used in Vollman’s research for Rising Up and Rising Down, page 1 (Winter/Spring 1994).


  5. Business cards; Frontline News Agency (Stephanie Vuckovic), Baron von Zschinsky (journalist). Also, includes loose papers with notes from research.


  6. Research papers for Rising up and Rising Down:
    • NATO Press Service, Decisions on the Protection of Safe Areas, April 22, 1994.
    • United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR), Background and current operations, Oct. 31, 1993
    • United Nations Report of the Secretary-General, Pursuant to Resolution 871 (extend the mandate for the UNPROFOR) March 16, 1994
    • UNPROFOR Facts Sheet, April 13, 1994
    • Letter to Dr. Manfred Worner (Secretary-General) of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, about the UNPROFOR resolution, 18 April 1994
    • UNPROFOR, Daily Public Information Summary No. 171, April 21, 1994.
    • UNPROFOR, Press Hearing, HQ Zagreb, briefing given by Deputy Spokesman Matthew Nerzig, April 21, 1994.
    • UNPROFOR, An Update of Operational Developments- Gorazde, April 22, 1994.
    • Decisions taken at the meeting of the North Atlantic Council- April 22, 1994.
    • UNPROFOR Press Statement- Gorazde. April 24, 1994.
    • UNPROFOR Press Statement- Gorazde. April 23, 1994.
    • United Nations Protection Force in Bosnia and Hercegovina Recognition Guide, (Ground Equipment of the Warring Factors), UNPROFOR.
    • United Nations Protection Force in Bosnia Hercegovina Vehicle Recognition Guide, UNPROFOR.
    • V.I.P. Daily News Report, Ed. Bratislav Grubacic & Philip Hepburn., Issue No 210, April 19, 1994.
    • V.I.P. Daily News Report, Ed. Bratislav Grubacic & Philip Hepburn., Issue No 214, April 25, 1994.


  7. BosNet Report- Life in Belgrade…, written by Michael Szporluk (Humanitarian NGO), March 29, 1994. 91 pages of ts.

  8. Various Pamphlets:
    • Chronology of the Crisis in the Former SFRY and the Moves Taken by the International Community, Belgrade, October 1993. 24 pages.
    • Facts and Documents: Selected and Published by the Press and Information Department of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgrade, Sept. 24, 1993. No. 12, 16 pages.
    • International Criminal Law and the UN Charter, Prof. dr. Smilja Avramov. Belgrade, November 1993. 21 pages.
    • Kamenica: Dossier on the Massacre of Serbs in the Drinjaca Valley. 5 pages.
    • New Crimes of Genocide Against the Serbs in the Municipality of Metrovic-1991:1992, Belgrade, Feb. 1, 1993. 15 pages.
    • Report of the Serbian Council Information Center on Harassment and Ethnic Cleansing in Western Slavonia by the Authorities of the Republic of Croatia, 48 pages.
    • Letter regarding the report of human rights abuse-by the Serbian Government, March 18, 1992.
    • A Review of Statements by Foreign Officials on Kosovo as an Integral Part of the FR of Yugoslavia and Serbia, Republic of Serbia-Ministry of Information (press release). April 23, 1992 – May 25, 1993.
    • Republic of Serbia: Ministry of Information, The Right to Self-Determination and the Serbian Question, by Dr. Slavenko Terzic, Belgrade.
    • Types of Problems and Solutions for the Serbian Question in Croatia, April 1993. 16 pages.
    • Truth About the Attitude of Serbs and Croats towards Jews, Feb. 25, 1992. Belgrade, 6 pages.
    • The Truth About the Holocaust in Serbia, Dec. 1993, 10 pages.

  9. Foreign Affairs, including; Origins of a Catastrophe: Memoirs of the Last American Ambassador to Yugoslavia, by Warren Zimmermann; Lesssons of the Next NuclearWar, Mandelbaum; America, a European Power, Holbrooke; Japan’s Financial Leviathan, Fingleton; The Case Against ‘Europe’, Malcolm; Russia’s Wounded Military, Lambeth, and Michael Ignatieff on Civil Society, Conrad Black on Canada’s Chronic Crisis, George F. Keenan on American Principles, and Michael Lewis on the Spoils of Currency Wars. March/April 1995, 177 pages.


  10. Frontiers and Internal Territorial Division in Yugoslavia, by Miodrag Zecevic and Bogdan Lekic, 1991, 74 pages.


  11. Sarajevo: Yugoslavia. Pamphlet information with facts about the city.

  12. Articles:
    • The Sense of a Senseless War, The Economist Nov. 23, 1991, pages 53-54.
    • Bosnia to Ask for UN Peacekeeping Force; Yugoslavia, Tim Judah. The Times Dec. 24, 1991.
    • Atrocities: Muslims, Croats and Serbs in Catalogue of Shame; Yugoslavia, Louise Branson. Sunday Times.
    • Serbs Force an Exodus from Plain, Chuck Sudetic. The New York Times July 26, 1991.
    • Military Analysts Detect Some Signs that the War in Bosnia is Receding, David Binder. The New York Times Sept. 19,1992.
    • U.N. Expulsion of Yugoslavia Breeds Defiance and Finger-pointing, Chuck Sudetic. The New York Times Sept. 24, 1992.
    • U.S. Says 3,000 May have Died in Serbian-run Detention Camps, Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times Sept. 26, 1992.
    • Sarajevo Siege Deepens, Defying Efforts at Peace, John F. Burns. The New York Times Sept. 27, 1992.
    • U.S. Seeks U.N. Chief’s Help to Police Ban on Combat Flights Over Bosnia, Robert S. Greenberger. Wall Street Journal Oct. 5, 1992.
    • U.S. Names Figures it Wants Charged With War Crimes, Elaine Sciolino. The New York Times Dec. 17, 1992.
    • Deepening Hatreds, Roger Thurow. Wall Street Journal Jan. 21, 1993.
    • Bosnia war crime trial hears Serb’s Confession, John F. Burns. The New York Times Mar. 14, 1993.
    • Clinton Threatens to ‘up the ante’; Bosnia, Martin Fletcher and Tim Judah. The Times Mar. 27, 1993.
    • Rival Serbs are admitting Bosnia-Croatia Atrocities, Chuck Sudetic. The New York Times Nov 13, 1993.
    • International, Roger Thurow. Wall Street Journal Dec. 16, 1993.
    • Serbs renew assault on Goradze. The Sacramento Bee Aprl 3, 1994, page A11.
    • The Art of War, Roger Richards. The Washington Post.
    • Forgotten Bosnia, Roger Richards. The Miami Herald.
    • Serbian claims of Croatian ‘provocation’ are Propaganda, C. Michael McAdams. Letters to the Editor.
    • The French Revolution. Bibliography. Pages 1142-1145.
    • De Sade: Selected Letters.



Box 25

Folder Numbers 120-125
  1. “A Responsum of Surrender”, Elijah Judah Schochet. University of Judaism Press, Los Angeles. 106 pages.


  2. Colin’s map of Rima, Kingston ghetto in Jamaica, 1997.


  3. Japanese and English supporting materials for Burakumin (“untouchables”) chapter, 1995, of Rising up and Rising Down. Includes:
    • “Japanese Working Life Profile”. The Japan Institute of Labour: Labor Statistics. 1993-1994, 85 pages.
    • “The Reality of Buraku Discrimination in Japan”, Buraku Liberation Research Institute. 1991, 36 pages.
    • Human Rights in Japan from the Perspective of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Buraku Liberation Research Institute. 1993, 141 pages.
    • Various letters regarding Vollman’s piece
    • Questionnaires for interviews
    • “Monitoring Japan’s Invisible Minority”, Tim May. The Daily Yomiuri Dec. 6, 1987, page 6.
    • “A Tale of Two Sisters: Japanese Untouchables emerging from centuries of scorn”, Robert Guest. Far Eastern Economic Review July 9, 1992.
    • “Japan’s Invisible Minority Rejects Life on the Margins”, Clayton Jones. The Christian Science Monitor
    • “Race and Japan: A Cross-Cultural Journey”, Juan Williams. Jan, 5 1992.
    • “Perils of Gender Imbalance”, Lee Na-mi. Monthly Korea Forum July 1996, pages 95-100.
    • “Tokyo Nerve Gas Attack Kills 6”. Bangkok Post Mar. 21, 1995.


  4. Supporting materials cited for Opium King chapter, 1994, of Rising up and Rising Down. Includes:
    • Letter from Ambassador of Karenni, See Sein, to President Clinton. Request of Karenni to receive recognition by U.S. as a sovereign independent nation.
    • Letters over Burma independence
    • The Panglong Agreement, 1947.
    • “Why Was Bogyoke Aung San Killed?”. Human Rights Committee, Burma. Jan. 1991.
    • Map of Highway Mae Hong Sorn


  5. Articles for Shining Path chapter, later discontinued, includes:
    • The New Yorker. Dec. 6, 1993.
    • “Democracy Restored?: Intervention in Haiti, its meaning and prospects”, Noam Chomsky. Z Magazine Nov 1994, pages 49-61.
    • “Shining Path is Shackled, and Joy Is Unconfined”, Calvin Sims. New York Times International Dec. 14, 1994.
    • “An Evening With Castro: 36 Years and No Regrets”, Tim Golden and Larry Rohter. New York Times International Dec. 13, 1994.
    • “Letter from Lima: Down the Shining Path”, Alma Guillermoprieto. New Yorker Feb. 8, 1993. pages 64-75.
    • “Return to Sendero,” Ewen MacAskill. New Statement Society Nov. 19, 1993. Vol 6, page 10.
    • “Mouse Trap,” Gustavo Gorriti. The New Republic May 4, 1992. Vol 206, page 14.
    • “Guerrilla Tourism,” Tina Rosenberg. The New Republic June 18, 1990. Vol 202, page 23.
    • :With the Shining Path: a rare and risky encounter with Peru’s fanatic guerrilla movment,” Joseph Contreras. Newsweek April. 24, 1989. Vol 113, page 44.
    • “Where the Shining Path Leads” The New York Times May 24, 1992. Vol 141, page 12.
    • “Terror in the Andes,” Gustavo Gorriti. The New York Times Magazine Dec. 2, 1990. Vol 140, page 40.
    • “Despite millions spent on antinarcotics programs…,” Laura Lopez. Time 1993.
    • “A Litany of Latin American Troubles.” Time 1994.
    • “What Kind of Justice?,” Michael S. Serrill. Time 1994.
    • “Shining Path and those Ads” The Nation April 26, 1993.
    • “Peruvians Looking more Sourly at Tough Leader,” Nathaniel C. Nash. The New York Times International May 4, 1994.
    • “Leader’s New Image Saps Shining Path’s Strength,” James Brooke. The New York Times International Nov. 27, 1993.
    • “Peru: Path to Peace,” Corinne Schmidt-Lynch.
    • “Guzman Was Hard to Find,” Sam Dillon.
    • “A Question of Priority: Archeology vs. Refugees,” Calvin Sims. The New York Times International Sept. 30, 1994.


  6. Materials for PULO chapter of Rising Up and Rising Down, includes: pamphlet on terrorist leader’s father, an Executive Summary Report, and CHECK THIS



Box 26

Folder Numbers 126-135
  1. Random research material from Rising Up and Rising Down:
    • Nez Perce Tribe Drug/Alcohol Program business card
    • Photo (copy) of Vollmann’s friend Will, after car accident, 1994.

  2. Material for the Guardian Angels chapter (1995), of Rising Up and Rising Down:
    • Letter from John Przepiorka (policeman) to Vollmann, referring to city violence
    • “Angels Founder faced Criminals at an Early Age,” Alan Gottlieb.
    • “Inadequate, Critics Say: Sliwa is Faulted Over Push for Members,” David Gonzalez.
    • “Police Union to Sue Sliwa Over Hoaxes,” David Gonzalez.
    • “Sliwa Admits Faking Crimes for Publicity,” David Gonzalez.
    • “Crime Fighting” Times Nov. 25, 1992.
    • “How those Servings of Baloney got Started,” Murray Weiss and Jane Furse.
    • “Curtis Sliwa admits: I faked some Heroics,” Murray Weiss.
    • “Sliwa Shocker: ‘I Faked Heroics,” The New York Post Nov. 24, 1992.
    • “Curtis: Rumors Hurt More than Bullets,” Amy Pagnozzi.
    • “Guardian Angels Hit on Sex Bias,” Cathy Burke. The New York Post Feb. 22, 1992.
    • “Village Group mulls Angel Patrol,” Adam Nagourney.
    • “Angels Help Cops get Recruits,” Anne Murray and Chris Olert.

  3. Folder containing information about the Alliance of Guardian Angels, Inc. Includes:
    • biography of Curtis Sliwa
    • Rules and Regulations
    • Training Schedule
    • Guidelines for arrest
    • Articles about Guardian Angel accomplishments

  4. Letters over article “How to Improve the United States of America,” in the October edition of Cups.
    • Letter from John Kraft, criticizing article.
    • Letter from Donald R. and Alexander, supporting article.

  5. Research materials over Aryans, Populist movement, Unabomber, and Militia of Montana:
    • Your Heritage: An Identification of the True Israel Biblical and Historic Sources; pamphlet, by Bertrand L. Comparet. 20 pages, pamphlet. (2 copies)
    • Montana Shooting Sports Association; pamplet.
    • Militia of Montana, list of merchandise for sale.
    • White Man flyer: Joining the Coming White Revolution.
    • The Aryan Warrior pamphlet; Richard G. Butler. 24 pages.
    • Populist Action Committee article; Kevin Kreider. Nov. 28, 1994.
    • ‘Why Are Jews Persecuted for their Religion?’ pamphlet. (criticizing Jewish)
    • ‘Are You a Populist?’ pamphlet.
    • ‘What Happened to Cain?’ pamphlet; Bertrand L. Comparet. 26 pages.
    • ‘Authority: Resistance or Obedience’ pamphlet; Pastor Pete Peters. 20 pages
    • ‘Why the Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment’ pamphlet.
    • ‘An Introduction to the Northwest Coalition against Malicious Harassment’ pamphlet.

  6. Continuation of research materials over Aryans, Populist movement, Unabomber, and Militia of Montana:
    • Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, general information.
    • “Racist Extremists Exploit Nationwide Militia Movement” Klanwatch
    • Letter to Attorney General Janet Reno; from Morris Dee (Chief Trial Counsel) warning of the formation of unauthorized militias.
    • “Almost Heaven?;” Bo Gritz, SPIKE and the Christian Covenant Communities. Coalition for Human Dignity 6 pages.
    • “‘Militia’ Member denies Racist Links” The Billings Gazette Aug. 13, 1994.
    • Center For Action SPIKE: Specially Prepared Individuals for Key Events, news letter. Vol 3, No. 6 Jan. 1994.
    • “The Scariest Criminal in America;” Michael Reynolds.
    • Militia of Montana: Information Booklet.
    • Aryan Nations: letter to potential members.
    • Aryan Nations Progress Report. Nov. 31, 1994.
    • “Ex-Klansman puts new Racial Politics to Test;” Peter Applebome. The New York Times June 18, 1990.
    • Aryan Nations Catalog. 1994-1995 edition.
    • “Paramilitary Figure Developing Communities in Idaho;” Louis Sahagun, Sept. 6, 1994.
    • “The Buttondown Terror of David Duke”

  7. Rising Up and Rising Down materials from 1980; sited in “theoretical sections.”
    • Folder: Nuclear Power information, Nuclear War, Different Nuclear Power Plant information.

  8. Additional materials for Rising Up and Rising Down:
    • “Patriot Games;” Jack McLamb and Citizen Militias
    • “How Safe is Your Retirement Fund?”
    • “Charge ‘Klan Recruiter’ Bomb-Fabrication, Murder Plot” Power July 24, 1991.
    • “Fearing a Conspiracy, Some heed a Call to Arms;” Keith Schneider. New York Times National Nov. 14, 1994.
    • Militia Resource list, Known Militias, and Law Enforcement and Human Rights Sources
    • “Their Finest Minute;” Roger Rosenblatt. July 3, 1994.
    • “Racist and anti-Semitic Extremists Playing Major Roles in Militias”
    • “White Supremacist Links to Militia Movement Disclosed” Oct. 26, 1994. Klanwatch
    • Letter to James Gritz, from Roberta Sellner (Gorden Sellner’s wife) criticizing the article her wrote.
    • “Will People give way to Ecosystems?;” Steve Gorton.
    • ‘White and Proud!” Aryan Nations flyer.
    • A Season of Discount: Militias, Constitutionalists, and the Far Right in Montana. May 1994.
    • “Idaho Land Use: Neighbors are troubled..” Los Angeles Times Sept. 6, 1994.
    • CPA Book Publisher; book catalog: 1993-1994.

  9. Rising Up and Rising Down materials on Ted Nugent:
    • Ted Nugent: Nature Calling, 1997 Catalog
    • “Nugent uses Bold Approach to Promote Hunting” Bob Lamb.
    • “Donations of Deer Meat Fatten Meals for Need” Dennis Niemiec.
    • “Spirit of the Wild Programming Pulls in Big Bucks” Keith Jacobson, Oct/Nov 1996.
    • “Rocker urges Gun Owners to Battle for Rights” Christopher Lee.
    • “The Wacky World of Ted Nugent” Susan Whitall.
    • “Ted Nugent tells Teens to aim High” Julie Mackarewicz. Jan. 22, 1995.
    • “Rocking with an Anti-Drug Message” Dean Cousino.
    • “Turn Down the Sound: Rock star Nugent Bow Hunts on Tour” Brent Frazee. 1994.
    • ‘Blood Brother’ Ted Nugent is looking to add to his Tribe”
    • “Rock ‘N’ Roller has Outdoor Message for Kids” Rory Aikens.
    • Continuation of articles…

  10. Rising up and Rising Down research:
    • All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment (ALICE) pamphlet. Nov. 1973.
    • Mine Awareness Chart (2 copies)
    • Chart numbering Criminal offenses
    • Ruger: Fine Firearms magazine, 1994.
    • The Federal Raid on Ruby Ridge, ID. Hearings, U.S. government; 1997.

  11. John Brown holographic copies referred to in Rising Up and Rising Down chapters on defense of race and on punishment.
    • Imperial Proclamation, letter to Klansmen about membership and objectives.
    • John Brown correspondence.



Box 27

Folder Numbers 136-139
  1. Europe Central Reviews:
    • Praise quotations from the New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Time Literary Supplement, The Village Voice, and The San Diego Union; 2 pages.
    • Article for the Chronicle, 2 pages of ts.
    • “From the Old Old World.” Daniel Lukes.
    • “The Colossus…” Bruce Allen.
    • “A Dark Gray Tapestry of Human Frailty.” Melvin Jules Bukiet. Lost Angeles Times. 3 pages.
    • *STAR* Donna Seaman. Jan. 1, 2005.
    • “Sturm and Drang.” Publisher’s Weekly Feb. 7, 2005.
    • “2005 Spring Preview.” Adam Begley. The New York Observer March 7, 2005.
    • “A Flock of Sieg Heils” Howard Halle. Time Out New York March 24-30, 2005.
    • “Artists vs. Evil.” Joel Turnipseed. Minneapolis Star Tribune March 27, 2005.
    • “Dizzying Reflections of a Murderous Century.” John Freeman. The Boston Globe April 3, 2005.
    • “Party Line.” Tom Leclair. New York Times Book Review April 3, 2005.
    • “Europe Central.” Magdalen Powers.
    • “Tomb Reader.” Brandon Stusuy. Village Voice April 6-12, 2005.
    • “Doing the Continent.” Gordon Hauptfleisch. The San Diego Union-Tribune April 10, 2005.
    • “Moral Clouds: Vollmann explores Complexities of Europe’s Fascists and Nazis.” John Freeman. Houston Chronicle April 15, 2005.
    • “In the Grip of Iron Fists.” John Freeman. The Seattle Times.
    • “Supersize it!” Richard Melo. Portland Oregonian April 17, 2005.
    • “Parallel Lines.” Steven Moore. Washington Post April 17, 2005.
    • “A Tale of People Caught up in a Wave of WWII Horror.” John Freeman. Journal Sentinel April 30, 2005.
    • “Slipping Downhill with Joseph and Adolf.” Steve Kettmann. San Francisco Chronicle May 1, 2005.
    • “Tome Improvement.” James Gibbon. Bookforum Summer 2005.
    • “Grappling with Atrocity.” Tim O’Reilly. Star-Telegram June 26, 1005.
    • “Parables of a Violent World.” Michael Wood. The New York Review Dec. 15, 2005.

  2. Notes for Europe Central:
    • Switzerland, Germany, and Poland notebook. July 2001.

  3. Rough copies and excerpts from Europe Central:
    • Mock-up of book cover.
    • Excerpt from “The Palm Tree of Deborah.” Approx. 44 pages of ts.
    • Excerpt from “Opus 110.” Approx. 36 pages of ts.
    • Excerpt from “Breakout.” Approx 36 pages of ts.

  4. Final copies and excerpts from Europe Central:
    • Excerpt from “Opus 110.”
    • Excerpt from “The Palm Tree of Deborah.”
    • Excerpt from “A Pianist from Kilgore.”



Box 28


    Contains approx. 1000 pages of ts from Europe Central, with heavy editorial additions and corrections.



Box 29

Folder Numbers 140-143
  1. Reviews of Uncentering the Earth. Includes:
    • “Copernicus: a Man with Universal Vision.” John Freeman. The Seattle Times Feb. 19, 2006.
    • “Vollmann’s fervent Tribute to Copernicus.” Lisa Montanarelli. San Francisco Chronicle Feb. 5, 2006.
    • “Celebrated Writer takes Foggy Look at Copernicus’ skies.” Robert Finn The Plain Dealer Feb. 05, 2006.
    • “Complicating Copernicus.” Margaret Wertheim Los Angeles Times Feb. 5, 2005.

  2. Uncentering the Earth Publisher’s advertisements; including a book catalog and the Norton fall 2006-Winter 2007 catalog.


  3. Uncentering the Earth documents and material. Including:
    • Agreement between Void Books and Vollmann, granting rights to print, manufacture, publish, distribute, and/or sell his material.
    • 14 computer-generated graphics of Copernicus’ work.
    • Hand drawn copies of 21 diagrams: created into the computer-generated final copies; including research on them, and what exactly they mean.

  4. Rough copies of excerpts from Uncentering the Earth. Includes:
    • Copy of Uncentering the Earth, from the Atlas Books publishing to Vollmann to review.
    • Pages from Vollmann sent to the publishers that had been corrected.
    • Eric Jensen’s comments on reviewing the rough copies of Uncentering the Earth.



Box 30


    Uncentering the Earth materials includes: 1st Pass Master & disk (p 102), 2nd Pass Master, and 3rd Pass Master.



Box 31

Folder Numbers 144-150
  1. Book of Candles material. Includes:
    • Postcard from Priscilla Juvelis to Vollmann.
    • Letter from Priscilla Juvelis to Vollmann regarding photographs for the Book of Candles.
    • Copy of Book of Candles summary used for a catalog.
    • Catalogue 35: Cotemporary Book Arts from Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. Including Book of Candles summary.
    • Book of Candles, 1995 draft (1 of 2).
    • Book of Candles,1995 draft (2 of 2). Including a card from Erica reviewing the piece.
    • Two more copies of rough drafts for Book of Candles.

  2. Excerpts from Wordcraft, including:
    • General Principles, 14 pages of ts.
    • Elements, 14 pages of ts.
    • Difficulties, 4 pages of ts.
    • Look at Me, 5 pages of ts.
    • Two drafts of an epitaph for President John F. Kennedy, 4 pages of ts.

  3. Wordcraft: Hints and Notes; 105 page computer-generated ts.


  4. Wordcraft, draft, 171 pages of ms and 6 pages of ms to be extended.


  5. Poems written by Vollmann including; “The Husband’s Lament” (2 pieces: The Last Letter and The Lord’s Prayer), “Vanna”, and “The Dream”.


  6. Burning Songs, drafts of poems; handwritten and ts. Includes:
    • Drafts and notes of the “Cutting Song,” including 3 pages.
    • Draft of “Trilobite Song,” 1 page.
    • “The Secret Things we do,” 2 pages.
    • “Hymn,” 1 page.
    • “Burning Song,” 1 page.
    • “He’s Just a Pimp,” 1 page.
    • Draft of Burning Songs, by William T. Vollmann and illustrations by Lizzy Kate Gray. Approx. 13 pages of ts. (2 copies)
    • Drafts of “Falling Stars,” “River Song,” and “Dancing Song.”
    • “Fingernail Song,” 1 page.
    • Copies of above mentioned drafts.

  7. Various writings, essays by Vollmann. Includes:
    • My Name is Amel, summary for CoTangent Press: Catalog 2006.
    • “Special Tax,” handwritten rough draft; undated.
    • “An Incomplete Biography of Amantacha the Huron,” 30 pages.
    • Untitled, undated. 4 pages handwritten.
    • “The Answer,” 2 pages.
    • “More Benadryl, Whined the Journalist,” title page.

  8. Various notes from various writings.
    • Including many untitled, undated pieces; but also description of England, The Twelve Caesars, The Guevara, Meier, Cicero: murder trial, Plutarch, Athenian Constitution, Gender, Lucan, table of Just Wars, Tacitus, Evans, Mommsen.



Box 31

Folder Numbers 144-150
  1. Book of Candles material. Includes:
    • Postcard from Priscilla Juvelis to Vollmann.
    • Letter from Priscilla Juvelis to Vollmann regarding photographs for the Book of Candles.
    • Copy of Book of Candles summary used for a catalog.
    • Catalogue 35: Cotemporary Book Arts from Priscilla Juvelis, Inc. Including Book of Candles summary.
    • Book of Candles, 1995 draft (1 of 2).
    • Book of Candles,1995 draft (2 of 2). Including a card from Erica reviewing the piece.
    • Two more copies of rough drafts for Book of Candles.

  2. Excerpts from Wordcraft, including:
    • General Principles, 14 pages of ts.
    • Elements, 14 pages of ts.
    • Difficulties, 4 pages of ts.
    • Look at Me, 5 pages of ts.
    • Two drafts of an epitaph for President John F. Kennedy, 4 pages of ts.

  3. Wordcraft: Hints and Notes; 105 page computer-generated ts.


  4. Wordcraft, draft, 171 pages of ms and 6 pages of ms to be extended.


  5. Poems written by Vollmann including; “The Husband’s Lament” (2 pieces: The Last Letter and The Lord’s Prayer), “Vanna”, and “The Dream”.


  6. Burning Songs, drafts of poems; handwritten and ts. Includes:
    • Drafts and notes of the “Cutting Song,” including 3 pages.
    • Draft of “Trilobite Song,” 1 page.
    • “The Secret Things we do,” 2 pages.
    • “Hymn,” 1 page.
    • “Burning Song,” 1 page.
    • “He’s Just a Pimp,” 1 page.
    • Draft of Burning Songs, by William T. Vollmann and illustrations by Lizzy Kate Gray. Approx. 13 pages of ts. (2 copies)
    • Drafts of “Falling Stars,” “River Song,” and “Dancing Song.”
    • “Fingernail Song,” 1 page.
    • Copies of above mentioned drafts.

  7. Various writings, essays by Vollmann. Includes:
    • My Name is Amel, summary for CoTangent Press: Catalog 2006.
    • “Special Tax,” handwritten rough draft; undated.
    • “An Incomplete Biography of Amantacha the Huron,” 30 pages.
    • Untitled, undated. 4 pages handwritten.
    • “The Answer,” 2 pages.
    • “More Benadryl, Whined the Journalist,” title page.

  8. Various notes from various writings.
    • Including many untitled, undated pieces; but also description of England, The Twelve Caesars, The Guevara, Meier, Cicero: murder trial, Plutarch, Athenian Constitution, Gender, Lucan, table of Just Wars, Tacitus, Evans, Mommsen,



Box 32

Folder Numbers 152-157
  1. Publisher’s Advertisement (Harper Collins Publishers), for Poor People, Winter 2007.

  2. Source material for Poor People, includes:
    • 15-page proof, dated Sept. 1, 2006.
    • Letter from R. Allan Davis to George Papotto, including a list Problems with the Transients at 8th and J streets, 5 pages.
    • The Mass is our only Salvation pamphlet, from Apostolate of the Mass, 12 pages.
    • National Coalition for the Homeless fact sheet, “Who is the Homeless”, March 1997. 7 pages.
    • A Primer on Gasoline Prices pamphlet, from the Energy Information Administration, April 2000.
    • Working for the Future of Kazakhstan pamphlet, including: article, “American at Center of Kazakh Oil Probe,” by Michael Dobbs, The Washington Post, Sept. 25, 2000. and a Tengizchevroil Fact Sheet, October 2000.

  3. Correspondence for Poor People, 2006, includes:
    • Letter to Vollmann, from David Koral, dated July 10, 2006.
    • Letter to David Koral, from Vollmann, dated July 21, 2006.
    • Letter to Dan Halpern, from Vollmann, dated July 21, 2006.


  4. Excerpts and correspondence regarding drafts of Poor People, includes the first-pass pages for review from HarperCollins publishing, 21 pages of ts, which includes a letter from David Koral; also, an excerpt “Snakehead Fear,” from Poor People, 2001, 18 pages of ts.


  5. Draft of Poor People¸ includes notations from Vollmann, approximately 80 pages of ts.


  6. Poor People draft, approximately 100 pages of ts, with notations from Vollmann.


  7. Poor People draft, approximately 294 pages of ts, clean-no notations.



Box 33

Folder Numbers 158-159
  1. Draft from Poor People, dated Nov. 30, 2005. Approximately 260 pages of ts, with heavy notations from Vollmann.


  2. Final MS of Poor People, dated Dec. 31, 2005. 260 pages.



Box 34

Folder Numbers 160-166
  1. Various articles by Vollmann, including:
    • “My Best Friend,” Men’s Journal undated, 5 pages.
    • “The Son of the Snake,” undated, 3 pages.
    • “Kickin’ It,” The New Yorker? undated, 19 pages.
    • “Report from Cambodia,” undated, 5 pages.
    • “Opium King,” SPIN, undated, 44 pages.

  2. Continuation of various articles by Vollmann, including:
    • Review of Danilo Kis, Early Sorrows July 9, year unknown. 5 pages.
    • “Green River Rising,” book review, undated, 3 pages (2 copies).
    • “Beauty, Understatement, and Doom,” undated, 12 pages.
    • “Hot Air from a Rat’s Ass,” undated, 4pages.
    • “A Short Essay on Freight Trains,” Harper’s Magazine 19 pages.

  3. Reviews written by Vollmann, including:
    • Review of Guy Davenport’s The Drummer of the Eleventh North Devonshire Fusiliers, The Philadelphia Inquirer Dec. 2, 1990.
    • Review of Robert Coover’s Pinocchio in Venice, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jan. 27, 1991.
    • Review of Donald Harington’s The Choiring of the Trees, The New York Times Book Review May 5, 1991.
    • Review of John Noble Wilford’s The Mysterious History of Columbus, The Philadelphia Inquirer Oct. 13, 1991.
    • Review of Pat Barker’s Regeneration, The Philadelphia Inquirer Mar. 1992.
    • Review of Dennis Cooper’s Wrong: Stories, New York Times Book Review Mar. 1992.
    • Review of Dennis Cooper’s Wrong, The New York Times Book Review April 26, 1992.
    • Review of Richard Adams Carey’s Raven Children, Los Angles Times Book Review July 5, 1992.

  4. Continuation of articles by Vollmann, including:
    • “The Prophet of the Road,” Los Angeles Times Magazine June 28, 1992 (3 copies)
    • Contract for an article about Prostitution, for Details magazine, Aug. 10, 1992.
    • “Welcome to Hell,” Los Angeles Times Magazine Oct 18, 1992, page 18. (2 actual copies and 1 photocopy)
    • “The Prophet of the Road,” (excerpt from short story) Harper’s Magazine Oct. 1992, page 29.
    • “De Sade’s Last Stand,” Esquire Nov. 1992, page 160.

  5. Continuation of articles by Vollmann, including:
    • “Sex Slave,” SPIN, undated-1993?,
    • Proposals for SPIN magazine, May 10, 1993. Information about the Prostitution article.
    • Review of Olen Butler’s They Whisper, Philadelphia Inquirer Book Section Nov. 1, 1993.
    • “The War Never Came Here,” SPIN magazine, Nov. 1994.
    • Review of James Ellroy’s American Tabloid The New York Times Book Review Jan. 12, 1995.
    • “You See, I Love Life,” 10 pages.
    • “Editorial Upon the Oklahoma City Bombing,” SPIN magazine, April 24, 1995.
    • “Whack ‘Em and Stack ‘Em!” (story on Ted Nugent) Men’s Journal 1997.

  6. Continuation of articles by Vollmann, including:
    • Review of Michael Lesy’s Dreamland: America at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century L.A. Weekly 1997.
    • “Overlooking Geary,” San Francisco Examiner Magazine April 18, 1999, page 10.
    • “Atmospherics Anonymous,” GEAR Nov, 2000.
    • “Russian Bliss,” GEAR Jan. 8, 2001.
    • “The Son of the Snake,” GEAR Feb. 27, 2001.
    • “The Constructive Nihilist,” New York Times Book Review Aug. 14, 2005.
    • Untitled, Halloween 2005.

  7. Continuation of articles by Vollmann, including:
    • “The Mask is Most Important Always,” TinHouse Vol 7, Number 1. Page 62.
    • “Of Drugs and Roosters,” Black Book Winter 2005/2006. Page 78.
    • Afterword to Celine’s Journey to the End of the Night, Jan. 23, 2006.



Box 35

Folder Numbers 167-
  1. Handwritten and typed speeches from Vollmann, includes:
    • London Speech, 1995; 9 pages plus outline.
    • Literature and Politics, St Petersburg, Russia. July 2005; 7 pages.
    • Closing Address for Conference on Literary Agents, UC-Berkeley Conference. Nov. 22, 2005; 10 pages of speech, and 18 pages of info regarding conference.
    • Copernicus Lecture, Uncentering the Earth. March 2006; 9 pages.

  2. Information on appearances by Vollmann, includes:
    • New York, New York. Nightlight Readings at The Drawing Center. (Reading from The Rifles. Spring, 1994.
    • In Conversation at the ICA, London. (Short stories, ‘The Rainbow Stories’) Jan. 26, 1989.
    • In Conversation at the ICA, London. (‘The Rainbow Stories’) Jan. 31, 1989.
    • Appearance/reading at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center; Buffalo, NY. Nov. 30, 1989.
    • PEN American Center, NY. PEN New Writers Evening #19. Mar. 19, 1990.
    • Miller Theatre, Columbia University. (The Ice Shirt) Oct. 3, 1990.
    • Appearances and Readings: June 1993-Feb. 1994.
    • Seattle, Washington. (The Butterfly Stories) Nov. 28, 1993.
    • Reading Tour for The Butterfly Stories.
    • Boston University. Lecture and Reading. April 6, 2006.
    • Additional papers on Vollmann’s appearances schedule.

  3. Information regarding Literary Festivals, including:
    • The Age Melbourne Writers’ Festival 2001 Victoria, Australia. Correspondence, Jan. 2001.
    • Los Angeles Times: Festival of Books Los Angeles, California. April 28-29, 2001.
    • Norwegian Festival of Literature May 30-June 4, 2006. Travel plans and speeches.
    • Additional information regarding various festivals

  4. “Grants and Brigandage,” Applications for various grants, and Ken Miller information, includes:
    • The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation
    • The Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize
    • New Langton Arts Grant Program for Interdisciplinary Arts, 1988.
    • Playboy Foundation Grant
    • Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Inc.

  5. Awards, including: 2006 Northern California Book Award, paper certificates, newspaper articles, and pamphlets.


  6. Materials regarding Book rights, advertisements, and biographical information on Vollmann.
    • List of book rights for various titles.
    • “The Convict Bird: A Children’s Poem” Advertisement- CoTangent Press; 1987-1988.
    • “The Happy Girls” Advertisement- CoTangent Press; 1990.
    • CoTangent price list of books for Summer 1992.
    • Information about Vollmann by literary agents (Goodman Associates)
    • Biographical information written by Vollmann.
    • Press Kit: William T. Vollmann. Including: Bio Sheet, Sample CoTangent Press catalogues, Biographical statement, Description of Seven Dreams, and Review Extracts.

  7. Photos of Vollmann in various magazines, advertisements, etc. Includes:
    • T-shirt design, slogan “The last great American author of the 20th century; The first great American author of the 21st century”.
    • Author Trading Cards. The Booksmith #826.
    • Ken Miller photo, undated.
    • Photo ad for Rotring Pens. Stylus magazine. Aug/Sept 2006; page 34.
    • Photo of Vollmann in southern Thailand, 1993. The New York Times Magazine, June 9, 1996. Page 113.
    • Photos from Boston University. April 6, 2006.



Box 36

Folder Numbers 173-
  1. Various Vollmann interviews, including:
    • Tape of an interview from Bookworm, KCRW. Producer/Host: Michael Silverblatt. Sept 11, 2000.
    • Interview, untitled, undated. 6 pages.
    • Interview, untitled, undated. 42 pages.
    • “William T. Vollmann” by Michael Coffey. Publisher’s Weekly Interviews. July 18, 1992. 2 pages.
    • Bookpress Interview. 1992. 3 pages.
    • “Vollmann’s Vision” by Tom McIntyre. San Fransisco Examiner Image. Aug. 22, 1993.
    • “An Interview with William T. Vollmann” by Madison Smartt Bell. Undated.
    • “Conversation with William Vollmann” by R.V. Branham. Oct. 15-31, 1993.

  2. Continuation of interviews:
    • “Lovesick: It’s said that author William Vollmann has ‘wives’ everywhere” by Liz Fried. Paper Magazine Dec. 1993. Page 55.
    • “A World of Words..” by Alexander Laurence. The Bean August 1994. Page 17.
    • “William T. Vollmann” Osmotic Tongue Pressure No. 5. April, 1996.
    • Interview, by Larry McCaffery. Sacramento, July 17, 2000.
    • “William T. Vollmann” by Fabio Zucchella. Pulp Libri Jan-Feb. 2001. Page 6.
    • “Sturm and Drang” by Roger Gathman. Publishers Weekly Feb. 7, 2005.
    • “Rising up, Rising Down” by Andrew Ervin. The Journal News March 20, 2005.
    • “Art and Freedom in Time of War: an interview with William T. Vollmann” by Andrew Ervin. Rain Taxi: Review of Books Vol. 10, No. 2. Summer 2005. Page 52.
    • Interview in a Polish Newspaper. Pages 60-61.

  3. Articles about Vollmann, including:
    • “Celine’s Dark Journey” by Will Self, undated.
    • “Extremely Obvious and Incredibly Tempting” by Campbell Robertson, undated.
    • Italian article, undated.
    • Article by Peter Guttridge.
    • Article by David Cowart, undated.
    • “Oh My God, What’s This?” Esquire, undated.
    • Fragment of Article, About Vollmann, unknown, undated.
    • “SPIN out of Control” A. Magazine, undated.
    • “Under the Rainbow” by Jonathan Coe. The Guardian Feb. 3, 1989.
    • “Parallel Lives” Melody Maker Feb. 11, 1989.
    • “New Faces for the Nineties” Books Magazine Jan. 1990.
    • “Happy with Hookers and Icebergs” by Peter Guttridge. Independent Oct. 12, 1991.
    • “Where are the Scholarly Critics of Literature?” by John Aldridge. Philadelphia Enquirer April 19, 1992.
    • “Night Writer” by Cary Tennis The Monthly June 1992. Page 6.
    • “’Gloria’s’ Fourth World: Takin’ it from the Streets” by Gary Kaufman. San Francisco Examiner June 29, 1992.
    • “William T. Vollmann: In Parkman’s Footsteps” by Daniel Max. Newsday July 26, 1992.
    • “An American Aboriginal” by David Streitfeld. Details Aug. 1992. Page 144.

  4. Continuation of articles about Vollmann:
    • “Beyond Bohemian” by Susan Reynolds LA Times Book Review Aug. 16, 1992.
    • “Pimps, Alcoholics, Crackheads, Pushers, Runaways, all the forsaken...” by Timothy O’Grady Esquire Oct. 1992.
    • Fragment of article. By Paul Craig The Sacramento Bee Sept. 8, 1992.
    • “The Next Big Thing” MFE Collectors’ Bookline Issue 12. July, 1993.
    • “Bright and Risen Author: William T. Vollmann” by John Dinsmore and Chase Crossingham Firsts Vol.3, No. 9. Sept., 1993. Page 28.
    • “William T. Vollmann: Travels to the Edge” by Alexander Laurence CUPS Oct. 1993. Page 10.
    • “Going to Extremes” by David L. Ulin Los Angeles Reader Nov. 19, 1993.
    • “Strange Spin on Story” Crain’s New York Business Nov. 22, 1993.
    • Paragraph about Vollmann’s work. Details Dec. 1993.
    • “Critic’s Choice Fiction” by Gail Caldwell The Boston Sunday Globe Dec. 5, 1993.

  5. Continuation of articles about Vollmann:
    • “William T. Vollmann” by Madison Smartt Bell The New York Times Magazine Feb. 6, 1994. Page 18.
    • “Obscurely Famous” by David Streitfeld Washington Post Book World April 10, 1994.
    • “At SPIN, Cobain was just the Beginning” by Alex Williams New York Magazine May 16, 1994.
    • Paragraph on death of Frances Tomasic, while working with Vollmann in Bosnia. Newsweek May 16, 1994.
    • “Artist Chills out with Icy Tomb” by Charles Mandel The Edmonton Journal June 25, 1998.
    • “From the Beginning, Reading the Bible in Shul” by Andy Newman The New York Times Dec. 22, 1999.
    • “Being There” by Madison Smartt Bell Gentleman’s Quarterly? June 1994.
    • “A Nerd in Action” by Andy Beckett The Independent on Sunday June 26, 1994.
    • “Bill’s Excellent Adventures” by J. Freedom Du Lac The Sacramento Bee July 5, 1994. Page D-1.
    • “Vollmann Ventures Beyond the Edge” by Sam Whiting San Francisco Chroncile Aug. 25, 1994.



Box 37

Folder Numbers 178-179
  1. Continuation of Box 36, articles about Vollmann:
    • “Rischiouse Abitundini” by Fabio Zucchella Pulp Libri March-April 1998. Page 14.
    • Italian booklet Classici di Domani Oct-Nov 2000.
    • “From Gilgamesh to Armageddon” by Scott McLemee The New York Times Book Review March 7, 2004. Page 12.
    • “National Book Awards Names Finalists” by Edward Wyatt The New York Times Oct. 13, 2005.
    • “Didion’s Portrait of Grief Takes Award” by Hillel Italie The Sacramento Bee Nov. 17, 2005.
    • “A City of Trees and Writers” by Dixie Reid and David Barton The Sacramento Bee Nov. 19, 2005. Page A-1.
    • “Winner of the National Book Award For Fiction” advertisement for Europe Central The New York Times Nov. 30, 2005.
    • Paragraph about Europe Central The Bookseller Dec. 9, 2005.
    • Paragraph about Vollmann. Seattle Weekly March 8-14, 2006.
    • Paragraph about You Bright and Risen Angels Bookforum Summer 2006. Page 39.

  2. Continuation of articles on Vollmann:
    • Foreign newspaper, article on Vollmann. June 1, 2006.
    • Foreign newspaper, article on Vollmann. June 1, 2006.
    • Foreign newspaper, article on Vollmann. Spiegel June 12, 2006.
    • Foreign magazine, article on Vollmann. Chronic Art Sept. 2006.
    • Foreign magazine, article on Vollmann. Suhrkamp 2006.



Box 38

Folder Numbers 178-179

Correspondence between Vollmann and various people, including:

  1. Contents:
    • Ninth Letter: Letter from Jodee Stanley to Vollmann requesting excerpt of latest book publication Ninth Letter. Spring/Summer 2005.
    • Correspondence from Jeff Parker on Parker’s book, The Drinking Game. Oct. 4, 2005.

  2. Contents:
    • Correspondence to Vollmann on Jochen Hellbeck’s Revolution on My Mind. Jan. 6, 2006.

  3. Correspondence from 1981-1987, including:
    • Postcard from ‘Alyssa’ to Vollmann. Oct. 28, 1981.
    • Letter from ‘John E. Mawby’ to Vollmann. Jan. 19, 1984.
    • Letter from ‘John E. Mawby’ to Vollmann. Feb. 2, 1984.
    • Letter from ‘Thomas A. Stewart’ to Vollmann. Jan. 21, 1987.
    • Letter from ‘John Calvin Batchelor’ to ‘Tom Stewart.’ Jan. 16, 1987.

  4. Correspondence from 1988, including:
    • Letter from ‘Mrs. Vollmann’ to ‘Mark Feeney,’ Book editor, The Boston Globe. Jan. 12, 1988.
    • Letter from ‘Nuka Moller’ to Vollmann. March 11, 1988.
    • Letter from ‘Karl Moller’ to Vollmann. July 13, 1988.
    • Letter ‘Esther Whitby’ to Vollmann. July 25, 1988.
    • Letter from ‘Henrik Skydsbjerg’ to Vollmann. Sept. 16, 1988.
    • Letter to Billing Office: Environment Canada, from Vollmann. Sept. 27, 1988.
    • Letter from ‘D.L. Stossel’ to Vollmann. Oct. 4, 1988.
    • Letter from ‘Edward Clinton Ezell’ to Vollmann. Oct. 20, 1988.
    • Letter from ‘Nuka Moller’ to Vollmann. Oct. 22, 1988.
    • Letter to ‘David Webster’ Editor, Inuktitut Magazine, from Vollmann. Nov. 13, 1988.
    • Letter from ‘Gerald Freund’ to Vollmann. Dec. 2, 1988.
    • Letter from ‘Kelly-Jayne Phaneuf’ to Vollmann. Dec. 15, 1988.
    • Letter to ‘John Amagoalik’ from Vollmann. Dec. 24, 1988.

  5. Correspondence from 1989, including:
    • Postcard from ‘J. Franzen’ to Vollmann. Jan. 14, 1989.
    • Letter from ‘T.G. Rosenthal’ to ‘John Glusman’. Feb. 8, 1989.
    • Letter from ‘T.G. Rosenthal’ to Vollmann. Feb. 15, 1989.
    • Letter from ‘Peter Straub’ to ‘John Glusman’. March 7, 1989.
    • Letter from ‘John Franzen’ to ‘John Glusman’ March 19, 1989.
    • Letter from ‘Juliet Stevensoy’ to Vollmann. April 6, 1989.
    • Letter from ‘Chris Ould’ to Vollmann. June 7, 1989.
    • Letter from ‘T.G. Rosenthal’ to Vollmann. June 22, 1989.
    • Letter from ‘Craig Graham’ to Vollmann. July 27, 1989.
    • Letter from ‘E.S. Creamer’ to Vollmann. Oct. 5, 1989.
    • Letter from ‘Craig Graham’ to Vollmann. Oct. 24, 1989.
    • Letter from ‘Ed Cardoni’ to Vollmann. Oct. 25, 1989.
    • Letter from ‘Elise Simon Goodman’ to Vollmann. Nov. 9, 1989.

  6. Correspondence from 1990-1991, including:
    • Letter from ‘Natasha Martyn-Johns’ to ‘Arnold Goodman Esq’. Feb. 14, 1990.
    • Letter from ‘William A. Dumbleton’ to Vollmann and ‘Bradford Morrow’. Feb. 23, 1990.
    • Letter from ‘David W. Roberts’ to Vollmann. Jan. 30, 1991.
    • Letter from ‘Marc Laidlaw’ to Vollmann. Feb. 12, 1991.
    • Letter to ‘Rachel Haidu’ from Vollmann. March 2, 1991.
    • Letter from ‘William Miller’ to Vollmann. March 9, 1992.
    • Letter to ‘Esther Whitby’ from Vollmann. July 15, 1991.
    • Letter to ‘Noah Richler’ from Vollmann. Aug. 19, 1991.
    • Letter to ‘Esther Whitby’ from Vollmann. Aug. 25, 1991.
    • Letter from ‘Frank J. Tester’ to Vollmann. Aug. 27, 1991.
    • Letter from ‘Hubert Selby, Jr’ to ‘Fred Jordan’. Oct. 20, 1991.
    • Letter from ‘Esther Whitby’ to Vollmann. Nov. 7, 1991.
    • Letter from ‘Esther Whitby’ to Vollmann. Nov. 8, 1991.
    • Letter from ‘Maria Cortes’ to ‘Goodman Assoc’. Dec. 2, 1991.
    • Letter to ‘Rachel Haidu’ to Vollmann. Dec. 13, 1991.
    • Letter from ‘Rachel Haidu’ to Vollmann. Dec. 23, 1991.

  7. Correspondence from 1991, including:
    • Letter to ‘Esther Whitby’ from Vollmann. Jan. 15, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘Noah Richler’ to Vollmann. Jan. 23, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘Esther Whitby’ to Vollmann. Jan. 23, 1992.
    • Letter to ‘Esther Whitby’ from Vollmann. Jan. 28, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘Cristina Pages’ to Vollmann. Jan. 29, 1992.
    • Letter to ‘Howard Davies’ from Vollman. Feb. 4, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘Esther Whitby’ to Vollmann. Feb. 17, 1992.
    • Letter to “Robert Boynton’ from Vollmann. March 9, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘John Glusman’ to Vollmann. March 18, 1992.
    • Itinerary from ‘Erika’ to Vollman. March 27, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘Elizabeth Gaffney’ to Vollmann. April 23, 1992.
    • Letter to Vollmann. May 15, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘Gerald Howard’ to Vollmann. May 15, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘John Glusman’ to Vollmann. May 20, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘Jeffrey M. Perl’ to Vollmann. May 25, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘John Glusman’ to Vollmann. June 4, 1992.
    • Letter to Vollmann. June 12, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘T.G. Rosenthal’ to Vollmann. June 17, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘Gerald Heppler’ to Vollmann. June 18, 1992.
    • Letter to ‘William Ewart’ from Vollmann. July 6, 1992.
    • Postcard from ‘Lang Sinda’ to Vollmann. July 11, 1992.
    • Letter to ‘Elizabeth Mitchell’ from Vollmann. July 13, 1992.
    • Letter to ‘Esther Whitby’ from Vollmann. July 23, 1992.
    • Letter to ‘Brooke Allen’ from Vollmann. July 23, 1992.
    • Letter to ‘Drenka Willen’ from Vollmann. July 28, 1992.
    • Letter to ‘Brooke and Jean’ from Vollmann. July 28, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘Susan Brenneman’ Los Angeles Times Magazine. July 30, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘Brooke’ to Vollmann. Aug. 19, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘Will Blythe’ to Vollmann. Aug. 23, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘T.G. Rosenthal’ to Vollmann. Nov. 13, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘Raymond L. du Plessis’ to Vollmann. Dec. 2, 1992.
    • Letter from ‘Chase Crossingham’ to Vollmann. Dec. 15, 1992.

  8. Correspondence from 1993, including:
    • Letter from ‘Esther Whitby’ to Vollmann, Feb. 15, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Esther Whitby’ to Vollmann. Feb. 15, 1993.
    • Copy of a fax to ‘Noah Richler’ from Vollmann. Feb. 16, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Gerald Freund’ to Vollmann. Feb. 18, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Esther Whitby’ to Vollmann. Feb. 18, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Esther Whitby’ to ‘Bryan Oetedd.’ Feb. 22, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Esther Whitby’ to ‘Chase Crossingham.’ Feb. 26, 1993.
    • Letter to ‘Esther Whitby’ from Vollmann. Feb. 26, 1993.
    • Letter to ‘Esther Whitby’ from Vollmann. March 3, 1993.
    • Letter to ‘Howard Davies’ from Vollmann. March 3, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Roberto Cagliero’ to Vollmann. March 4, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Patrick Corcoran’ to Vollmann. March 23, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Esther Whitby’ to Vollmann. March 25, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Esther Whitby’ to ‘Chase Crossingham.’ March 25, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Esther Whitby’ to ‘Paul.’ March 25, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Zoe Ross’ to Vollmann. April 5, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Howard Davies’ to Vollmann. April 5, 1993.
    • Letter to ‘Rose Kernochan’ from Vollmann. April 12, 1993.
    • Letter to ‘Mary Ellen’ from Vollmann. April 18, 1993.
    • Letter to ‘Tom Rosenthal’ from Vollmann. April 18, 1993.
    • Letter to Publicity Dept.-Pantheon Books, from Vollmann. April 18, 1993.
    • Letter to ‘Morgan Entrekin’ from Vollmann. April 18, 1993.
    • Letter to ‘Greg Gatenby’ from Vollmann. April 18, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Alan Turkus’ to Vollmann. April 20, 1993.
    • Fax from ‘Esther Whitby’ to Vollmann. April 20, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘T.G. Rosenthal’ to Vollmann. April 26, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Laura Morris’ to Vollmann. April 29, 1993.
    • Letter to ‘Tom Rosenthal’ from Vollmann. May 2, 1993.
    • Letter to ‘Laura Morris’ from Vollmann. May 2, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘T.G. Rosenthal’ to Vollmann. May 5, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘John Dinsmore’ to Vollmann. May 6, 1993.
    • Letter to ‘Tom Rosenthal’ to Vollmann. May 5, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Rose Kernochan’ to Vollmann. May 7, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘J.C. ZyHerstein’ to Vollmann. May 10, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Pauline’ to Vollmann. May 12, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Rose Kernochan’ to Vollmann. May 18, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Clare Chambers’ to Vollmann. May 20, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Colin Dickerman’ to Vollmann. May 25, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Laura Morris’ to Vollmann. May 25, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Greg Gatenby’ to Vollmann. May 25, 1993.
    • Letter to ‘Arnold Goodman’ from ‘Carolyn Brunton’. June 7, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Trevor Top’ to Vollmann. June 16, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Trevor Top’ and ‘Vijai Maheshwari’ to Vollmann. June 21, 1993.
    • Letter to ‘Trevor Top’ and ‘Vijai Maheshwari’ from Vollmann. June 21, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Charles Hargreaves’ to Vollmann. June 22, 1993.
    • Letters between ‘Janice Ryu’ ‘Jacob Dickinson’ and Vollmann. June 23, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Paul Sebes’. July 4, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘John Dinsmore’ to Vollmann. July 26, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Joanna Walker’ to Vollmann. July 29, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Joyce Goldberg’ to Vollmann. July 30, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Frederick J. Willsea’ to Vollmann. Aug. 5, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Elise Simon Goodman’ to Vollmann. Aug. 5, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Clare Chambers’ to Vollmann. Sept. 29, 1993.
    • Letter to ‘Elizabeth Mitchell’ from Vollmann. Dec. 2, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘John Dinsmore’ to Vollmann. Dec. 9, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Richard Grossman’ to Vollmann. Dec. 16, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Jack McEnany’ to Volmann. Dec. 22, 1993.
    • Letter from ‘Magdala’ to Vollmann. Dec. 20, 1993.



Box 39

Folder Numbers 188-189

A continuation of correspondence between Vollmann and various people.

  1. Correspondence from 1994, including:
    • Letter to ‘Will Blythe’ of ESQUIRE from Vollmann. Jan. 5, 1994. /regarding possible cuts to But He Has To Use His Own Hand
    • Letter from ‘E. Roman’ to Vollmann. March 5, 1994. /regarding to books for signing
    • Letter ‘Jay Marvin’ to Vollmann. March 6, 1994. /fan letter
    • Letter to ‘Elizabeth Mitchell’ of SPIN magazine from Vollmann. March 21, 1994. /Opium King story revisions
    • Letter from ‘Gerald Nicosia’ to Vollmann. May 2, 1994. /regarding Jan Kerouac filing a lawsuit about Jack Kerouac’s will
    • Letter from ‘John Dinsmore’ to Vollmann. May 7, 1994. /regarding the second edition of Vollmann bibliography
    • Letter from ‘Bryan K. Oettel’ of Henry Holt and Co. Inc, to Vollmann. May 10, 1994. /a letter wishing him good health after his Bosnia accident.
    • Letter from ‘Liz’ to Vollmann. May 19, 1994. /regarding Global Children’s Organization
    • Letter from ‘Liz Fried’ and ‘Tamara Beckwith’ to Vollmann. May 19, 1994. /regarding Global Children’s Organization fund raiser to send children from Bosnia and Croatia to summer camp
    • Letter to ‘Elizabeth Mitchell’ of SPIN magazine from Vollmann. May 26, 1994. /regarding restrictions on what is published on a piece of Bosnia
    • Letter from ‘John A. Glusman’ of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., to Vollmann. July 11, 1994. / wishing him well after hearing about his Bosnian car accident
    • Letter from Vollmann to Rich Nicholls of The new York Times Book Review
    • Letter from Vollmann to Margarett Loke of The new York Times /proposing some ideas for the NYT
    • Letter from Vollmann to Elizabeth Mitchell of SPIN magazine /Vollmann explaining how much he is willing to pay for the totaled car in Bosnia
    • Letter from Vollmann to Jean Stein of Grand Street
    • Letter from Vollmann to Michael Stevenson /sent him the CoTangent logo
    • Letter from Vollmann to Morgan Entrekin of Grove-Atlantic /regarding The Atlas and some complaints about Grove-Atlantic communications
    • Letter from Vollmann to Paul Slovak of Viking-Penguin /regarding The Atlas
    • Letter from Deborah Treisman of Grand Street to Vollmann
    • Letter from T G Rosenthal of Andre Deutsch Ltd to Vollmann
    • Letter from T G Rosenthal of Andre Deutsch Ltd to Vollmann /regarding The Atlas
    • Letter from Carol Houck Smith of Norton to Vollmann /regarding Wordcraft and Norton passes on publishing
    • Letter from Theo Ellery a Public Affairs Officer to Vollmann /telling Vollmann of a movement in Montana called “The Freemen”
    • Letter and envelope from Dustin Gillespie to Vollmann /Dustin saying he does not want to be quoted
    • Letter from Bruce W. Bremer of The Geo’Plovery Society to Vollmann

  2. Correspondence from 1995 and 1977 and 1998, including:
    • 1995
      • Letter from Vollmann to Elizabeth Mitchell from SPIN magazine /Vollmann’s expense request for Japan
      • Letter from Vollmann to Steve Johnson of Americares /trying to figure out how to help students in Sarajevo stuck in Dorms
      • Letter from Ken Toole of Montana Human Rights Network to Vollmann /recommending corrections for character Gritz
      • Letter from Vollmann to Tom Rosenthal of Andre Deutsch Ltd /requesting info on book rights
      • Letter from Vollmann to Alyssa Katz of SPIN magazine /discussing a version of Cups
      • Letter from T G Rosenthal of Andre Deutsch Ltd to Vollmann
      • Letter from Miklos Pinther of United Nations to Vollmann /regarding maps from UNOSOM and UNPROFOR
      • Letter from Vollmann to Tom Rosenthal of Andre Deutsch Ltd /requesting info on royalties with a hand written letter attached
      • Letter from Tom Rosenthal of Andre Deutsch Ltd to Vollmann /apology letter explaining delayed checks
      • Letter from Vollmann to Paul Slovak of Viking-Penguin
      • Letter from Vollmann to Eric Copage of The New York Times /regarding his kicking addictions of technology
    • 1997
      • Letter from Vollmann to Bill Buford of The New York Times /regarding his plans to get into North Korea
      • Letter from John Steigerwald of Teen Challenge Jamaica to Vollmann /asking that a statement be removed
      • Letter from Reverend Michael D. Linden of St. Anne’s Church in Jamaica to Vollmann /proposing a few corrections on an article
      • Letter from Vollmann to Shirley Purkiss of Andre Duetsch Ltd /regarding reprinting and royalties
      • Letter from Jeanne Park of The University of California Press to Vollmann /about receiving a manuscript does not say what
      • Letter from Morgan Entrekin of Grove Atlantic to Vollmann /about a poetry manuscript does not say which one
      • Letter from Vollmann to Sara Sklaroff of CIVILIZATION /about Melville and Moby Dick
      • A letter from Barcelona to Vollmann / a title added by Vollmann- RURD moral calculus of torture
    • 1998
      • Letter from Dominique Bourgois to Vollmann /in French
      • A rough draft page by Vollmann including passage where Vollmann talks to Hugo Ramirez /at the bottom Albania 1998 is typed
      • Letter from Maddalena a fan to Vollmann
      • Letter from Ulrike Ladenbaur of Dor Film Produktion to Vollmann /regarding film rights and making Butterfly Stories into a film
      • Letter from Marshall Weber to Vollmann /an artist asking permission to read The Rifles out loud as a performance piece
      • Letter from Matthew Rohrer to Vollmann /telling Vollmann about Marshall Weber who wants to read The Rifles in a refrigerator
      • Letter from Deborah of The New Yorker to Vollmann /sending him her new phone numbers
      • Letter from Barbara K. Bristol of the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation to Vollmann /asking Vollmann to recommend a candidate for the Whiting Writers’ Award
      • Letter from Paul Slovak of Penguin Putnam Inc. to Vollmann /regarding selling off overstock inventory of The Atlas
      • Letter from Paul Slovak to Vollmann /regarding selling off overstock inventory of The Rifles
      • Letter from Roger of www.nervemag.com to Vollmann /offering to pay for an article written about sexuality
      • Letter from Jonathon Keats of San Francisco magazine to Vollmann /asking Vollmann to write for the magazine
      • Letter from Ben in Barcelona to Vollmann
      • Letter from Ulrike Ladenbauer of Dor Film Produktion to Lauren /film company asking about Vollmann/ sticky not attached from Lauren to Vollmann
      • Letter from Deborah of The New Yorker to Vollmann /a response on the violence/nonviolence (Apache) section saying it would not work for The New Yorker
      • Letter from Danny Krausz of Dor Film to Vollmann /regarding negotiations over a film
      • Letter from Vollmann to Herr Krausz of Dor Film /regarding sum and negotiations of a film
      • Letter from Dierdre Mullane of Routledge to Vollmann /on the proposal of Rising Up and Rising Down passing on the project

    • Correspondence from 2000-2001, including:
      • Letter from Ethan Nosowsky of Farrar, Straus & Giroux to Vollmann /regarding Ethan asking Vollmann to look at a book by Sam Lipsyte
      • Letter from Robert Corbett to Madison Bell /discussing how Vollmann saved on child prostitute from Thailand
      • Letter to Vollmann from a difficult signature to read /wishing him well in Haiti
      • Fax from Carole Goddard to Vollmann /attached a sales Update sent October 6
      • Fax from Carole Goddard to Vollmann /attached a sales Update sent November 8
      • Letter from Jackson Newell of Deep Springs College to Vollmann /thanking Vollmann for giving a lecture and inviting him back
      • Letter from Mattia in Rome to Susan /giving details about a conference Vollmann is to attend in Italy
      • Letter from Bill Maxwell to Vollmann /inviting him to come back for another book signing
      • Letter form Paul Slovak of Penguin Putnam Inc. to Vollmann /regarding plane tickets and reimbursements
      • Letter from Mattia Carratello of Rome to Vollmann /regarding a conference and flight and hotel details
      • Postcard from Eric to Vollmann /postcard is of The Abbey, Whitby, Yorks
      • Letter from Deborah of The New Yorker to Vollmann /regarding edits to Kickin It
      • Letter from James L. Harmon author to Vollmann /release form request
      • Letter from Lidia to Larry McCaffery /regrets missing Vollmann
      • Letter from Michael A. Smith to Vollmann /thanking him for a fine writeup for a college student’s book
      • Letter from Koren Capozza San Francisco journalist forwarded to Vollmann
    • 2001
      • Letter from Beau Friedlander to Vollmann /withdrawing offer to publish Rising Up, Rising Down
      • Letter from Beau Friedlander to Susan Golomb /withdrawing offer to publish Rising Up, Rising Down
      • Letter from Marco to Vollmann /asking Vollmann if he can publish some of his larger books
      • Letter from Susan Golomb agent of Vollmann to Beau Friedlander /upset about the withdraw on Rising Up and Rising Down
      • Letter from Neil C. Reshen representing Beau Friedlander to Vollmann /regarding the unpleasantness of the negotiations saying it was primarily Susan Golomb’s fault
      • Letter from Susan Golomb to Neil Reshen /upset over all the angry letters
      • Letter from Bob Gatje author to Vollmann /asking for advice on how to best present his book
      • Letter from Vollmann to Bob Guccione of GEAT /Vollmann giving him advice on how not to waste money
      • Letter from Carla Bolte of Transmittal to Paul Slovak of The New Yorker forwarded to Vollmann /about font style for a book
      • Letter from Carla Bolte to Paul Slovak /regarding layouts
      • Letter from Rob Bernstein of Yahoo Internet Life to Vollmann /asking him to write a piece about the internet for the magazine
      • Letter from Sid Evans of Men’s Journal to Whom it may concern /requesting courtesy given to Vollmann in the Congo
      • Letter from Paul Slovak of The New Yorker to Janice Ryu Vollman’s wife /asking her to pass along a interoffice memorandum to Vollmann
      • Letter from Paul Slovak to Janice Ryu Vollmann’s wife /a fax attached thanking him for writing Royal Family
      • Letter from Janice, Lisa, Steve and Katherine of Verse Chorus Press /offering to talk about publishing Rising Up and Rising Down

  3. Correspondence from 2004 and 2005, including:
    • Letter from Elissa Schappell of Tin House to Vollmann /asking if he is interested in contributing to the magazine
    • 2005
      • Letter from Eric Lawrence to Vollmann /offering real estate services
      • Letter from Aglaya Gorman to Vollmann /women knows people still alive from the Vlasov movement in Russia and offering help to Vollmann
      • Letter to Vollmann from unknown signature
      • Letter from Kate to Vollmann
      • Letter from Sheryl Collins of L.A. Times Events Programming Group to Vollmann /regarding L.A. Festival of Books he attended with survey attached
      • The NPR review of Vollmann’s description between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia
      • Letter from Miriam to Vollmann
      • Letter from Linda Rosenberg of Farrar, Straus & Giroux to Vollmann /asking Vollmann to write an preface for the book Mysteries by Knut Hamsum
      • Letter from Alex Kasavin of Void Books to Vollmann /proposed solutions to printing his gum bichromate photos attached examples of solutions
      • Letter from Ben Enrenreich interviewer for L.A. Weekly to Vollmann /asking Vollmann to look at his book
      • Letter from Stephanie Young English Graduate Program Cordinator to Vollmann /regarding a reading from Vollmann
      • Letter from Robert Grover of Harper Collins Publishers to Vollmann /instructions on photo scans
      • Letter from the College of Arts & Sciences of University of Washington to Vollmann /inviting him to a speaker series
      • A Cathy comic strip sent to Vollmann
      • Letter from Curtis Cate to Vollmann /thanking Vollmann for reviewing his book Nietzsche
      • Letter from Carolyn Carlson of Penguin Group to Vollmann
      • Letter from Anna Stein of The Susan Golomb Literary Agency to Vollmann /introducing herself
      • Letter from Genevieve Kvam to Vollmann /a positive writeup of Uncentering the Earth
      • Postcard from Kate to Vollmann /congratulating him on getting nominated for NBA
      • A fax transcript receipt
      • Letter from David to Vollmann /saying translations are going well
      • Letter & Envelope from Laura Davis to Vollmann /a thank you note
      • Postcard from Mollie and Tim in Tokyo to Vollmann /congratulating him on NBA nomination
      • Card from Elissa to Vollmann
      • Letter from Alex Kasavin of Void Books to Vollmann /regarding ink samples for photos
      • Letter to Vollmann unknown signature
      • Telegram from Jesse Cohen to Vollmann /congratulating him on winning National Book Award
      • Letter from Michael Ray of All-Story to Vollmann /congratulating him on winning NBA
      • Letter from Oscar to Vollmann /congratulating on the NBA award
      • Letter from David to Vollmann /congratulation on the NBA
      • Letter from James to Vollmann /congratulations
      • Letter from unknown signature to Vollmann /congratulations
      • Postcard from unknown to Vollmann /congratulations
      • Letter from Clare Ferrard of Viking-Plume to Vollman /congratulations
      • Letter from Kenneth M. Ross to Vollmann /letter about enclosing Vollmann a book of his
      • Letter from Susan Golomb to Casey Panell /a positive writeup of Uncentering the Earth
      • Letter from Adah Nuchi of The National Book Foundation to Vollmann /regarding signing a book
      • A postcard from unknown signature to Vollmann /congratulations
      • A postcard from Ben Ehrenreich to Vollmann /congratulations
      • A postcard from Nicole to Vollmann /congratulations
      • Letter from unknown signature to Vollmann /congratulations
      • Letter from Guido Graf to Vollmann /congratulations
      • Letter from Margarita Donnelly of Calyx Books to Vollmann /asking for a cover comment on a book titled Storytelling in Cambodia
      • Letter from Alex Kasavin to Vollmann /regarding discovering a printer
      • Letter from Sam Tanenhaus of The New York Times to Vollmann /

  4. Correspondence from 2006, including:
    • Letter from Mariya of The Literary Review to Vollmann /regarding sending the chapter Natalia and Oksana to her
    • Letter from Jacob to Vollmann /with LA Times article attached
    • Letter from Bill Maxwell to Vollmann /congratulations and invite to Stockton to speak
    • Letter from Aglaya Norman to Vollmann /Vollmann in contact with her for researching the Russian Whites
    • Letter from unknown signature to Vollmann /regarding a German feature on Vollmann
    • Letter from Robert Weil of Norton to Vollmann /requesting Vollmann to read a book with article attached
    • Letter from Anna Stein of The Susan Golomb Literacy Agency to Vollmann /requesting signing of contracts
    • Letter from Tom of LA Weekly to Vollmann /regarding a border
    • Letter from Katie of Suhrkamp Verlag to Vollmann /regarding releasing his books in the German market
    • Letter from Jessica Field of Atlas Books to Vollmann /attached are reviews of Uncentering the Earth
    • Letter from Anna Stein of The Susan Golomb Literacy Agency to Vollmann /enclosed are proposed prelims for Central Europe and a list of typos
    • Letter from unknown signature to Vollmann
    • Letter from Alex Kasavin to Vollmann /explains a preliminary contract
    • Letter from Elisabeth to Vollmann /regarding The Order of Nova Scotia nomination
    • Letter from Fan Club to Vollmann /a picture of him at NBA
    • Letter from Amy Scheibe of The Perseus Books Group to Vollmann /regarding sending Vollmann the novel The Suitors
    • Letter from Helen Moore of General Books Groups to Vollmann /regarding overstock of Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Letter from Dave to Vollmann /fan asking him to sign books
    • Letter from Heike Ziefle of Planet Syndication to Vollmann /regarding returning materials
    • Neue Zurcher Zeitung a German newspaper with article about Vollmann in it
    • Letter and envelope from Karin Landers of Gale Group to Vollmann /regarding Contemporary Literary Criticism
    • Postcard from Margaret Donnelly to Vollmann /thanking him for cover comment on Willa Schneberg’s book Storytelling in Cambodia
    • Letter from Declan Spring of New Directions to Vollmann
    • Article written by John Banville sent by Sarah Goldstein to Vollmann /article is about Ireland
    • Postcard from Thomas to Vollmann
    • Letter from Katja to Vollmann /regarding German reviews
    • Letter from Alex Kasavin to Vollmann /regarding a revised contract
    • Empty envelope from The American Academy in Berlin to Vollmann
    • Letter from Actes Sud to Vollmann
    • Letter from Fiona McCrae of Graywolf Press to Vollmann
    • Letter from Gene McGovern of Marquis Who’s Who to Vollmann /ad
    • Letter from Linda Schacht Gage of the Berkeley Public Library to Vollmann /invitation to be honored guest
    • Letter from Robert O’Brien of Below Standard Magazine to Vollmann /requesting an interview
    • Postcard from Vanessa to Vollmann
    • Postcard from Mirian to Vollmann
    • Letter from Tom Chiarella of Esquire to Vollmann /regarding sending Vollmann a napkin to write on then sending it back to Esquire
    • Letter from Harold Augenbraum of National Book Foundation to Vollmann /regarding nominating an author under 35 years old
    • Letter from Leslie Shipman of National Book Foundation to Vollmann /regarding nominating an author from other parts of the country other than NYC
    • Letter from Christelle Ysebaert of Editions Gallimard to Vollmann /regarding French Tax Royalties with forms attached

  5. Articles and papers Vollmann had in possession including:
    • A Meeting With Fidel Castro by William J. vanden Heuvel
    • Breast Cancer After Treatment of Hodgkin’s Disease by Steven L. Hancock, Margaret A. Tucker, Richard T. Hoppe
    • Both Sides Now by Sasha Chapman
    • A Public Scoping Meeting /Safford Land Exchange Pamphlet-regarding federal land exchanges
    • How to Prevent Office Chair Backache…and Sitting Fatigue by Stanley Frank
    • Poets & Writers Publicizing Your Commercially-Published Novel by Terry McMillan
    • Book Review Los Angeles Times newspaper from July 5, 1992
    • Public Transport Information Paper for Milan
    • Brooklyn Artists Alliance Pamphlet
    • Airstream Land Yacht by Ken Babstock
    • A mid section of a story from greenpaperboat@hotmail.com asking Vollmann for criticism
    • A page of information about Michael Glawogger career
    • Pages on Judith Solodkin in regards to SOLO impression Inc.
    • Excerpts from Kirkus Reviews dated October 15, 1991
    • A common hand disorder is sometimes misdiagnosed by Jane E. Brody
    • Warning Computing Can Be Hazardous To Your Health by Diana Hembree

  6. Articles and miscellaneous with a few having Vollmann’s notes on the back (all related to Europe Central) including:
    • Low Life Film goes to Brussels by Aviva Boxer /on the back Vollmann has notes regarding Stalin, Hitler, Moscow
    • General Vlasov’s Open Letter: Why I Took Up Arms against Bolshevism
    • Queries from Carla /suggestions on “Argall”
    • Page titled Jackie Park 4/8/96 /a dialog btwn 2 characters
    • Other Women by Evelyn Lau /just page 192 and 193
    • Notes on cardboard by Vollmann /includes SS men
    • Notes on paper /regarding Stalin & Berlin
    • Notes on paper regarding the Red Army
    • Notes on notebook paper includes United Nation
    • Notes on paper regarding Moscow /Kolluitz /Molotv
    • Notes on paper regarding Hitler /Russians /Himmler
    • Vollmann’s Artwork folded on paper, pen drawing of churches and windows
    • Notes on a napkin /includes the phrase “the Caspian sea was sinking fast”
    • Notes on napkin /phrase “A lonely blonde Russian girl who’s so slender I could practically wrap my arms twice around her waist”
    • Notes on a napkin 2 /phrase “But if I could eat her youth, it would only melt away on my tongue.” is present
    • Notes on purple paper /title Boris Kudojaron 1898-1974
    • Notes on motion sickness bag /phrase “not to many people will be able to draw the Congo on a map,” is present
    • Notes on paper /start with words “captive with Maria”
    • Notes on paper /regarding Russians
    • Notes on paper /regarding Germans & Fascists
    • Notes on paper /regarding Vlasor
    • Notes on paper /includes word Merit Cross & War Merit
    • Notes on paper /includes “Hoffmann’s Berlin”
    • Notes on magazine’s order form /includes Kazakhstan
    • Notes on the back of a picture of a flower
    • Notes on a page /includes Prague, Vlasor, Czech

  7. Notes of Vollmann’s including:
    • Notes regarding Columbus and Isabella
    • A list of countries some circled
    • A list of numbers with the words on top written 2 children on a balcony
    • A copied list titled Wm. T. Vollmann in Magadishu
    • A typed up list titled Vollmann Folder
    • Noted regarding the character Rude
    • Typed up story with Khmer an American and a French boy and a Mandela /Vollmann’s handwritten notes are on the back of the pages
    • Printed timeline titled “Caesar’s Mercy to the Vanquished”
    • Notes in green pen /includes names Cato, Gallic, Massilia
    • Notes in blue pen titles Joel Cohen
    • A Web of Violence diagram /3 parts Compulsion & Fear, Justice, Aesthetics
    • A Diagram /includes Social Mores, Compulsion, Justice, Aesthetics, Loyalty
    • Circle Diagram /includes Creed, Honor, Race & Culture, Authority, Homeland
    • Notes on Photography speeds
    • Notes on Photography
    • Typed up words “No. Then what happens? Nothing happens.”
    • Typed up words about a Queen
    • A pamphlet about a San Francisco Butom Festival with a note by Vollmann written on the cover about the Queen in a tunnel
    • Story titled Thick Blood an Awful Disease
    • Typed page about shafts and mines and telescopes
    • Typed page regarding hoe stories have skeletons with Mrs. Ossood and Mr. Poe



Box 40

Folder Numbers 196-202

A continuation of correspondence between Vollmann and various people.

  1. Undated Correspondences including:
    • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards mail unopened
    • Letter from Eben Eldridge /regarding teaching a workshop for high school
    • Postcard to Vollmann from illegible signature
    • Postcard from Pat to Vollmann
    • Postcard from Pat to Vollmann
    • Letter from Janet Lowery of Binghamton to Vollmann /regarding schedules readings at the school
    • Letter from illegible to Vollmann /a fan letter thanking him for writing back to her
    • Letter from Vollmann to Dennis Stosstell of Atmospheric Environmental Services in Winnipeg
    • Letter from Paul of Penguin Group to Vollmann /regarding reviews
    • Letter from Natalie Cleaver and Tom McEnaney of Berkeley to Vollmann /invite to do closing address at conference
    • Vollmann letter to unknown about contract
    • Letter from David Webster of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to Vollmann /regarding the reuse of a map
    • Notes about Alaska
    • Letter from Vollmann to Bob Guccione of GEAR /Vollmann apologizes about not being able to get a story about a group called snakeheads
    • Letter from Vollmann to Bob Guccione of GEAR /attached is a proposed form to track transactions that Vollmann sent as a suggestion to help
    • Letter from Sander Hicks of Soft Skull Press to Vollmann /regarding publishing Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Letter from Paul of Penguin to Vollmann /regards being nominated for The Royal Family award
    • Letter from Steve to Vollmann /alerting Vollmann he is moving to Borders
    • Letter from Paul of Penguin to Vollmann /about Argall and proof reading
    • Letter from Paul of Penguin to Vollmann /wishing Vollmann luck in Japan
    • Letter from Takako Kawai to Vollmann /on the back Vollmann has questions written out that he wants to ask about snakeheads
    • Letter and photo from Larry and Linda to Vollmann /wishing a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    • Letter from illegible signature from to Vollmann
    • Christmas Card from Mollie and Tim to Vollmann
    • Christmas Card from RT to Vollmann
    • Letter from Jen of The Paris Review to Vollmann /a list of questions about why he writes
    • Letter from Katherine to Vollmann /regarding excerpting a passage from The Royal Family
    • Letter from Sarah from GEAR to Vollmann
    • Letter from Jordan Rothacker of Vegetarian Times to Vollmann
    • Letter from Mari Takenouchi to Vollmann /regarding nuclear plants prone to earthquakes
    • Letter from Associazione Ciak ’84 Arte to Vollmann /welcoming Vollmann as a speaker
    • Letter from Thomas Owen Gardener to Vollmann /fan asking for a letter back
    • Letter from Matthew Rees to Esther /discussing You Bright and Risen Angels
    • Letter from Rogers Richards to Vollmann /regarding the Bosnian War and anger against the Serbs and Croats
    • Letter from Roger Richards to Vollmann /regarding Bosnia
    • Letter from Paul of Viking Penguin to Vollmann /regarding the tour for The Rifles
    • Letter from Christopher Merrow to Vollmann /wants and asks to travel with Vollmann
    • Letter from Brad at Conjunctions to Vollmann /regarding manuscript of The Atlas
    • Letter from Paul of Viking Penguin to Vollmann /regarding color copies
    • Letter from Don of SPIN to Vollmann
    • Letter from Katherine to Vollmann /friendly correspondence about a band
    • Letter from ZYZZYVA to Vollmann /asking Vollmann to return corrected galleys
    • Paper from Star to Vollmann regarding the PEN/Revson Foundation Fellowship
    • Postcard from Elizabeth to Vollmann /thank you not
    • Letter from Peter Cole of Conjunction to Vollmann /offering to publish his work in magazine
    • Letter from David Eggers of Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly to Vollmann /offer to publish his work
    • Letter form Viking Penguin to Vollmann /regarding cover proofs for The Atlas
    • Letter from Fredrik Strage of Bibel to Vollmann /offering to do a interview for the magazine
    • Letter from Paul Slovak of Penguin to Vollmann /asking about next novel
    • Letter from Wendy Wilson to Vollmann /thank you note
    • Letter from of Penguin to Vollmann /regarding a manuscript
    • Handwritten Letter from Vollmann to Ulrike Ladenbauer of DOR films /regarding a contract

  2. A continuation of undated Correspondences including:
    • Letter from Chris Nicholson to Vollmann /asking for Vollmann to put in a good word for him at magazines
    • Card M.O. to Vollmann
    • Card from Steve Johns to Vollmann
    • Card from Genevieve to Vollmann /says schedule is attached
    • Postcard from Elissa of T. House to Vollmann /wants to publish geisha-noh essay in magazine
    • Card from Melliat of CCCO to Vollmann /regarding page proofs
    • Card from E.J. of Harperperennial to Vollmann
    • Card from E.J. of Harperperennial to Vollmann
    • Card from Lauren of Atlas Books to Vollmann
    • Letter from Zack to Vollmann
    • Letter from Miriam of Lyceum Agency to Vollmann /talk to you soon note
    • Letter from George to Vollmann /thanking him for reading his thesis
    • Card from Miriam of Actes Sud to Vollmann
    • Postcard from Tom McEnaney to Vollmann /Congratulations on NBA
    • Postcard from Marion /Congratulations on NBA
    • Happy Holiday Card from Larry and Linda to Vollmann
    • Card from Ron to Vollmann /Congratulations on NBA
    • Letter from Lola Vollen of Voice of Witness San Francisco to Volllmann /regarding a book titled Surviving Justice: America’a Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated
    • Letter from Clif Croce to Vollmann /regarding signing of Rising Up and Rising Down
    • Letter from Christopher Martin to Vollmann /regarding doing a reading a Boston University with 2 sticky notes attached from Miriam
    • Letter from Kevin Richards to Vollmann /regarding the American Book Review and writing a brief review
    • Letter from E.J. to Vollmann /regarding manuscript of Poor People and suggestions
    • Letter from Anik See of Fox Run Press to Vollmann /offering to print his work
    • Letter from Marla Morgan to Vollmann /asking for an autograph
    • Letter from Matt Thorne to Vollmann /regarding a Croatian book
    • Letter from Matthew Jordan to Vollmann /fan letter saying his work is inspiring
    • Letter from illegible fan signature to Vollmann /asking for signature
    • Letter from Millicent Bennett of ECCO Agency to Susan Golomb /regarding design layouts for Poor People
    • Letter from Benoit Laudier to Vollmann /regarding questions for an interview
    • Letter from Tom McEnaney to Vollmann /regarding a conference
    • Letter from Miriam to Vollmann /regarding questions about a hotel and accommodations
    • Letter from Chris of the Film Society of Lincoln Center to Vollmann /asking for his phone number
    • Letter from Alex Kasavin to Vollmann /regarding inks and light testing
    • Letter from Julian to Vollmann /regarding visiting DS (Deep Springs?)
    • Letter from Eli to Vollmann /regarding visiting Vollmann’s studio

  3. Deep Springs and Cornell Documents including:
    • Article from Zack sent to Vollmann /the article is titled The Whitman Pigeons written by John Mawby article is about paintings of pigeons found by Vollmann during college
    • Annals of the West The Searchers by Dana Goodyear /article in The New Yorker, September 4, 2006 pages 62-71 with a card attached to article to Vollmann
    • Deep Springs Card from Ros to Vollmann /asking when he is coming to DS
    • Deep Springs Card from Ros and Kay /thank you note for visiting
    • Deep Springs Card from Ros to Vollmann /thank you note
    • Deep Springs Card from Ross and Kay Peterson to Vollmann /Happy Holidays
    • Deep Springs College Alumni Newsletter Winter 2006
    • Deep Springs Literature newsletter /on the front article titled Bill Vollmann Collection Released
    • Note from Karen Jewett of Cornell to Vollmann /attached is a Hunter Roulings speech
    • Letter from Hunter R. Rawlings III of Cornell to Vollmann /congratulations on NBA
    A manila folder with Vollmann’s Deep Spring College Documents such a personal grades and professor letters from 1978-1979, complete list includes:
    • President’s Letter to Alumni and Friends of Deep Springs
    • Vollmann’s grades from Term I and Term II
    • Vollmann’s scholarship record
    • Letter to Dr. Dyson from Deep Springs /regarding Antarctica
    • Letter to Saudis from Deep Springs /regarding mining asteroids
    • Letter to teacher /saying course greatly disturbed him
    • Letter from Vollmann to Deborah Ann Dexter /regarding applying to Deep Springs and how they do not accept women
    • Speech of October 1978
    • Work experience article /2 copies
    • Proposed R-Com Revision
    • Letter to Bob from teacher endorsing Vollmann’s application
    • A recommendation letter from David Schuman for Vollmann saying he will be famous one day /2 copies
    • A recommendation letter from Davis Schuman for Vollmann to Cornell
    • Letter from Fred Baumann recommending Vollmann CBTA preferment?
    • Vollmann Self-Evaluation, Spring 1980
    • Committee on Applied Philosophy article- Vollmann is part of the Committee
    • Vollmann Self-Evaluation, Fall 1979 at Cornell
    • Letter from Clark Lockwood about Vollmann being a Housemember at Cornell
    • Carbon type writer copy of a letter about Vollmann and his disagreements with the House in Cornell

  4. A Continuation of Vollmann’s Deep Springs documents and college writings about Vollmann:
    A manila folder with picture of Deep Springs College on it, complete list includes:
    • In front pocket
      • Article 2 copies- Deep Springs: One of the Largest, Smallest Colleges written by Dave Smith copyrighted 1972 reprinted with permission
      • Article- Unusual College Thrives in the Desert written by Karen G. Way in the Lovejoy’s Guidance Digest June, 1971
      • Article- Deep Springs by an Alumnus
      • The Deep Springs Alumni Newsletter
      • A Trustees of Deep Springs packet revised in January 1973 attached in the manila folder
    • In back pocket
      • Book- Deep Springs written by members of the Student Body 1976
      • Book- Deep Springs written by members of the Student Body 1976 r Book- Deep Springs written by members of the Student Body 1976 revised September, 1980
      • Book- Deep Springs printed in 1957
    • Paper titled Suicide Notes on William T. Vollmann’s You Bright and Risen Angels by Marc Laidlaw
    • A letter from Paulina to Vollmann /thanking him letting her use his book in class with 4 student responses following
    • William T. Vollmann: X-rated Historian by Philip Dangler /response paper
    • Skinheads, Street Gangs: They Love to Hate by Michelle Ripa /response paper
    • Skinheads by Gita Drury /response paper
    • Response page from Philip Dangler
    • Letter from Don Greiner of The University of South Carolina to Chase /then sent to Vollmann from Chase

  5. A continuation of correspondences, fan letters and darkroom notes including:
    • Letter from Alex Kasavin to Vollmann /regarding the lithographer Maurice Sanchez attached are samples of Maurice’s work
    • Letter from Grandparents to Vollmann /Christmas letter dated Dec. 3 1987
    • Writing from Vollmann to ? /Dated 6/28/94 starts with dear darling honeypie
    • Fan letter from Jon Dube to Vollmann
    • Fan Letter from Charlie Harper to Vollmann
    • Fan Letter from Shawn Wedel to Vollmann /dated July 23 1997
    • Fan Letter from Brian Boucher /dated may 3 1996
    • Fan Letter from Richard J. Reger to Vollmann /dated November 19 1994
    • Fan Letter from Henry Robin to Vollmann /dated Feb. 7 1995
    • Fan Letter from Samantha walker to Vollmann /dated April 8 1996 regarding Vollmann signing bookplates
    • Letter from Alexander of Cups-A Café Journal to Vollmann /attached is a letter from Julian Guthrie
    • Letter from unknown (paper is torn) to Vollmann /has a George Orwell quote on it
    • A Cambodian boy’s school assignment essay titled Future /Vollmann’s handwriting dated San Francisco, 1992
    • Information sheet titled Temporary Frozen Ice Time Capsule /regarding some performance reading in a frozen truck
    • Architectural blueprint for renovations to Vollmann’s Studio
    • Two page list of expenses for the renovation project
      • A gray Priority Mail envelope with Vollmann’s writing on it titling it dark room notes 1-3/06
      • Within the gray envelope are 20 notes on various size papers about book photos
    • Printout of I Work With You, You Play With Me by Vollmann /has corrections on it /additionally attached are the shorter pieces at the end Filipino Monkey Business, The Bedwetter, Export, and Vanna
    • How to Improve the United States of America (second draft) by Vollmann /regarding how to be a better citizen

  6. A collection of Research articles Vollmann used regarding civil disturbances and police sweeps including:
    • Letter from Dave Koresh to Vanessa and Scott /dated October 23 1994 even though Koresh died in 1993? The heading of the paper says Witness Protection Plan-fake?
    • Article titled U.S. Officials Lied About Cult Raid, Agent Says from the Los Angeles Times /the name Higgins is highlighted
    • Article Defending Civil Rights by Roger M. Williams with his card attached /regarding hate crimes in the Northwest of America part of Foundation News copied
    • Two sentences typed up on a page on Politics of Righteousness
    • Newspaper article titled Libertarians are not Populists by Robert H. Weems
    • Government document from Departments of the Army and the Air Force Subject: National Guard State Partnerships with Emerging Democracies from Vance Renfroe /dated May 19 1994
    • Bio on Bob Fletcher
    • Article titled Expert warns of huge IRS audit in the COEUR D’ALENE Press /dated Nov. 12 1994
    • Subcourse MP 1004 Edition 8 Civil Disturbance Planning /regarding civil disturbance in America and the chain of command, handwritten notes inside
    • Article titled Special Report on the Meeting of Christian Men held in Estes Park, Colorado October 23, 24,25, 1992: Concerning the Killing of Vickie and Samuel Weaver by The United States Government
    • Article on David Duke the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan /from a microfilm in 1993
    • Article on David Duke the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan /from a microfilm in 1993
    • Populism America’s heritage-The new Wave of the Future Newspaper from June 10, 1991
    • The Clearwater Progress Newspaper from Nov. 4, 1994
    • Article from The Handle a Washington Newspaper titled White supremacists infiltrating militias /is ripped and in sections
    • Copy of article titled Clinton asks congress for Unlimited monitoring of phone call, faxes, e-mail
    • Copy of article titled Should Jews fear the “Christian Right”?
    • Copy of article titled Associate of Montana Militia says group not racist
    • Copy of article titled “Militia’ member denies racist links
    • Copy of article titled What’s What With SWAT
    • Copy of article titled War Machines on U.S. Roads
    • Copy of article titled Off with their wings: Gigantic guillotine chops B-52s for peace
    • Copy of article titled U.N. begins work for global gun control
    • Copy of article titled Cost of Alternative Military Strategies
    • Copy of article titled G.O.P. Plan to Censure Klan Figure Is Dropped
    • Copy of article titled S Africans scorn ex-KKK leader
    • Copy of article titled Klan figure Bill approved by Louisiana House
    • Copy of article titled NAAWP News
    • Copy of article titled NAAWP Founder David Duke addresses W. Michigan Chapter
    • Copy of article titled The Race from Hell New Orleans magazine by John Maginnis
    • Copy of article titled David Duke: Racial Politics for Profit
    • Copy of article titled David Duke’s Addictive
    • Copy of article titled All Hat and No Cowboy
    • Copy of article titled Against the Grain
    • Copy of article titled Duke Out of Race: ‘My Role is Over’
    • Copy of article titled ANC rips ‘meddling’ by David Duke
    • Copy of article titled All the Duke’s Men
    • Copy of article titled David Duke’s Halloween face
    • Article titled The 1992 Campaign; Duke Ends Bid for White House
    • Article titled Education Adviser Defends Duke, Raising Concern
    • Article titled Review /Television; ‘Frontline’ Investigates the Real David Duke
    • Article titled TV Weekend; Examining the Appeal of David Duke’s Oratory
    • Article titled The 1992 Campaign; Duke Ends Bid for White House
    • Article titled Duke Disputes Article About Pride in Klan
    • Fax from Elizabeth Mitchell to Vollmann /The Other Drummers by Joann Bryd

  7. A continuation of Research articles Vollmann used regarding civil disturbances including:
    • Article titled 18 months in Jail for Supremacist
    • Article titled White Supremacist Surrenders After 11-Day Seige
    • Article titled Ex-Idaho Fugitive is Indicted in Death of Deputy Marshal
    • Article titled Negotiator Arouse Hope in Idaho Standoff
    • Intel. Report from April 19, 1994 titled Louisiana-Mississippi
    • Article from Newsday titled Fugitive Siege Ends
    • The Militiamans Newsletter titled Taking Aim
    • The Colonel’s Corner by Bo Gritz Volume 4, No. 3 October 1994
    • Almost Heaven? By Bo Gritz, SPIKE and the Christian Covenant Communities
    • Copy images of pictures of Spring Field Underground
    • Map of Kamiah of Idaho
    • Copied article titled Race
    • Pictures of Soviet Jeeps on railroads in America
    • Article titled Fight Like You’re going to Win and Prepare like You’re Going to Lose
    • Letter to Bill from BS regarding authority in America when it is Constitutional
    • Summary of David Duke hosting a conservative radio talk show
    • Letter to Biz from Cedar
    • Letter written on Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel paper Written by Vollmann regarding snakeheads
    • A Contributor Information sheet for Conjunctions
    • Notes on Aryan Nations



Box 41

Folder Numbers 203-213

This box contains notebooks and journals written by Vollmann during the years 1996-1998.

  1. Notebook regarding Khmer Rouge in Cambodia dated Feb. 1996
  2. Notebook regarding Cambodia dated 1996
  3. Notebook regarding Thailand and Khmer Rouge/ notebook is taped shut with a note saying not to be opened in Vollmann’s lifetime/ dated Jan-Feb 1996
  4. Notebook dated 1996
  5. Notebook regarding Khmer Rouge/ Book of Candles 1197/ & Sacramento Royal Family
  6. Notebook regarding Book of Candles/ RURD/ Royal Family/ Long Beach/ and Cambodia dated 1996
  7. Notebook regarding Jamaica and Homelessness dated the Summer of 1997 and notes regarding Jamaica
  8. Notebook written on the cover Iraq 98’
  9. Notebook written on the cover Vollmann 98
  10. Notebook undated regarding Thailand and Cambodia
  11. This folder contains a notebook and Iraq writings titled and untitiled
    • Notebook regarding Iraq undated
    • Notes written by Vollmann regarding Iraq undated
    • Notes written by Vollmann titled Grubby Hands
    • Notes written by Vollmann regarding Iraq titled Images of Saddam
    • Notes written by Vollmann titled America is a Big Problem for the World
    • Notes written by Vollmann titled A Very Complex Operation
    • Notes written by Vollmann untitled regarding Iraq



Box 42

Folder Numbers 214-220

This box contains notebooks and journals written by Vollmann during the years 1993-1995.

  1. Notebook regarding Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia dated 1994
  2. Notebook regarding Homeless Camp in Miami dated 1994
  3. Notebook regarding Pulo/ Malaysia/ RURD/ dated 1994
  4. Notebook regarding Sydney Australia, Salt Lake City, and Deep South dated 25 Feb. 1994
  5. Notebook regarding the Philippines and Japan dated Fall of 1995
  6. Notebook regarding Russia undated and a Notebook regarding Bosnia undated
  7. Notebook regarding Coral Harbour dated 1993 and a Notebook regarding Vegas dated Dec 1993



Box 43

Folder Numbers 221-227

This box contains notebooks and journals written by Vollmann during the years 2001-2006.

  1. Notebook regarding Thailand/ Sacramento/ Rape/ dated Sept. 2001
  2. Notebook regarding Japan/ and Noh?/ dated 2002
  3. Notebook regarding Japan/ Germany/ Russian info/ Noh/ dated Spring 2002
  4. Notebook regarding Yemen dated 2002
  5. Notebook regarding Mexicali dated July 2004
  6. Notebook regarding Russia dated July 2005
  7. Notebook regarding Freight Trains/ Japanese Noh/ dated 2006



Box 44

Folder Numbers 228-242

This box contains books and CDs and disks used by Vollmann for research.

  1. The Church Deceived by Martin “Red” Beckman
  2. Born Again Republic by M.J. “Red” Beckman
  3. Let There be Light by Light & Life Foundation
  4. Walls in Our Minds by M.J. ‘Red’ Beckman
  5. Who Brought the Slaves to America? by Church of Jesus Christ Christian Aryan Nations
  6. Aids What the Government Isn’t Telling You Censored by Lorraine Day, M.D.
  7. Race Mixing A Social and Spiritual Disaster! by Lt. Col. Gordon “Jack” Mohr, AUS Ret.
  8. Amendment to the Constitution Averting the Decline and Fall of America by James O. Pace
  9. Black vs. White Equals vs. Slavery The Color Bomb by Len Martin
  10. Feds Lose Big in the Randy Weaver - Kevin Harris frame-up attempt by Len Martin
  11. A Mountain of Lies The Apprehension and Arrest of Idaho’s Randy Weaver by Kirby Ferris
  12. The Satanic Seedline Its Doctrine and History by Jeffrey A. Weakley
  13. The Crusaders Exorcists Vol. 4 by Jack T. Chick
  14. The Big Betrayal by Jack T. Chick
    • Disk titled The Watergate of Physics! By G.O. Mueller
    • CD titled “Move On” Words and Music by EBEN Eldridge dated 2005



Box 45


This box contains original artwork, hand drawn maps, and Agrall plant drawings by Vollmann plus two watercolor paintings given to him.
  • Watercolor by Tara Spalty to Vollmann, undated, contains people and a person on a bike
  • Watercolor by Tara Spalty to Vollmann, undated, contains flowers plants and a bird
  • Watercolor by Vollmann titled Flowers of Gonorrhea, undated, approx. 8 by 13 inches, painting of a woman, signed by Vollmann with a holograph note on verso by Vollmann
  • Unknown artist pencil drawing of a house and people, undated
  • Ink brush drawing by Vollmann of two nude girls torso’s and heads, undated
  • Drawing by Vollmann titled The Grave of Lost Stories contains two girls heads looking through a pair of legs, undated
  • 4 Argall sharpie drawings by Vollmann of plants and leaves and flowers undated
  • Map by Vollmann titled Ellef Ringnes Island, undated
  • Map by Vollmann titled My Plan for the Morthwest Passage, undated
  • Scanned images titled Isachsen (AUT), N.W.T. dated August 1989
  • A drawn map by Vollmann titled A Provisional Map of the Tenderloin. Showing Bars, Blowjobs, and other Delights, signed and dated 12/16/87
  • A drawn map by Vollmann titled East Lindsey Described & Divided into Townes, undated
  • A drawn map by Vollmann of a coast with locations of castles and manors for example Eres by Manor
  • A drawn map by Vollmann titled The Environs of Willoughby 1824-88 after Ordance Map Sheet 30 [Louth & Patrington], undated
  • The William T. Vollmann Newsletter, Vol. 1 Issue 1 from the Summer of 1994 titled Bright and Risen Dreams
  • Sharpie thumbnails by Vollmann of the letter A
  • A Manila envelope from Salton Sea Authourity to Vollmann inside includes maps of different Counties in California with Vollmann’s writing on top
  • Ink and sharpie drawings by Vollmann of California divided up



Box 46


This box includes metal plates from Happy Girls, a large layout draft version of The Happy Girls and a draft of The Convict Bird.
  • A Manila envelope sent from Vollmann to George dated 9/15/87, written on it by Vollmann- “George Packing list on back of the envelope-Bill”
    Inside:
    • Draft of The Convict Bird
    • A CoTangent Press Catalog List dated 1987-88 explaining why CoTangent press makes William Vollmann’s book so unique
  • Box containing Vollmann’s Magnesium Plate labeled “Happy Girls”
  • A large layout version of The Happy Girls
  • A total of 8 large metal plates of artwork and print of The Happy Girls


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